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Numerous treatments have been proposed. But the treatment of itch remains difficult and it depends on its etiology. The understanding of the pathophysiogeny of itch is necessary. Fortunately, many very interesting results of research have been reported in the recent years. 'Pruritis' will explain the pathophysiogeny of itch, describe all causes, and give guidelines for management and treatment.Indeed, itch is known to be induced by opioids, and the use of both agonists and antagonists of a peptide is very rare in ... On the contrary, k agonists are able to inhibit opioid-induced itch by preventing or reversing it, 2 as well as manbsp;...

Author:Laurent Misery, Sonja Ständer
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-01-22


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