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2011-02-05 00:00:44

Pioneering Opiate Detoxification Treatment Facility Addresses Common Side Effect Often Overlooked in Prescription Painkiller Users Beverly Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) February 4, 2011 Results from a recent study issued by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) revealed that treatment admissions for prescription painkiller abuse rose 345 percent over a 10 year period extending from 1998 to 2008. The Waismann Method of Opiate Detoxification, an advanced medical...

2010-12-17 17:20:02

University at Buffalo neuroscience researchers conducting basic research on ion channels have demonstrated a process that could have a profound therapeutic impact on pain. Targeting these ion channels pharmacologically would offer effective pain relief without generating the side effects of typical painkilling drugs, according to their paper, published in a recent issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. "Pain is the most common symptom of injuries and diseases, and pain remains the primary...

2009-11-23 05:30:00

NOVATO, Calif., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. ("Raptor" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: RPTP) today announced the presentation of clinical trial data on NGX426, the Company's orally administered, non-opioid, AMPA/kainate receptor antagonist, at the 12th International Conference on the Mechanisms and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain, held on November 20-21 in San Francisco. The results of the study led by Mark Wallace, M.D., Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at the...

2009-11-04 18:05:00

NOVATO, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. (Nasdaq: RPTP), today announced that data from a clinical trial of NGX426, the Company's orally administered non-opioid, AMPA/kainate antagonist, will be presented at the 12th International Conference on the Mechanisms and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain, to be held November 20-21, 2009 in San Francisco. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071022/NYM074LOGO ) Mark Wallace, M.D., Professor of Clinical...

2009-08-13 15:45:00

Research has implications for medical use of drug and concepts of chronic pain Imagine that you're working on your back porch, hammering in a nail. Suddenly you slip and hit your thumb instead "” hard. The pain is incredibly intense, but it only lasts a moment. After a few seconds (and a few unprintable words) you're ready to start hammering again.How can such severe pain vanish so quickly? And why is it that other kinds of equally terrible pain refuse to go away, and instead...

2009-08-05 09:05:07

A compound initially isolated from a soft coral (Capnella imbricata) collected at Green Island off Taiwan, could lead scientists to develop a new set of treatments for neuropathic pain "“ chronic pain that sometimes follows damage to the nervous system. Currently this form of pain is very poorly controlled by the usual analgesics (aspirin like drugs (NSAIDS) or even opioids like morphine) and novel treatments are urgently required. The conclusion of a paper published today in the...

2009-02-11 07:30:00

Findings Support Development for Chronic Pain Indications LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: TPTX) today announced that oral administration of NGX426, an AMPA/kainate-type glutamate receptor antagonist, was safe and well-tolerated in healthy male and female subjects when dosed once daily for five consecutive days. "The successful completion of this Phase I trial demonstrating the safety and tolerability of NGX426 when dosed over multiple days...

2008-12-01 07:30:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: TPTX) today announced that oral administration of NGX426, an AMPA/kainate-type glutamate receptor antagonist, demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in spontaneous pain, hyperalgesia (abnormally increased pain state) and allodynia (pain resulting from normally non-painful stimuli to the skin) compared to placebo following intradermal injections of capsaicin in a human experimental model of...

2006-02-16 12:15:22

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Scientists in the UK, searching for the cause behind ongoing spontaneous pain, have found evidence that it's the undamaged nerve fibers that cause the pain, not those that are damaged by injury or disease. Ongoing pain is characterized by a burning or sharp stabbing or shooting pain that can occur spontaneously after nerve injury. Unlike "evoked" pain caused, for example, by hitting your thumb with a hammer, ongoing pain frequently reduces quality of life...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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