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Prolonged Analgesic Effect of Ketamine, an NMDA Receptor Inhibitor in Patients with Chronic Pain (19

Prolonged Analgesic Effect of Ketamine, an NMDA Receptor Inhibitor in Patients with Chronic Pain (19

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    Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 1999 May;289(2):1060-6

    Rabben T, Skjelbred P, Oye I.

    We examined the role of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in chronic (pathological) pain in humans by using the NMDA receptor antagonist ketamine as a probe. Thirty patients with neuropathic pain in the trigeminal area were given an i.m. injection of ketamine 0.4 mg/kg combined with midazolam 0.05 mg/kg. Pethidine 1.0 mg/kg served as a control. Three different response patterns were observed. Ketamine caused a long-term (6-24 h) analgesic effect partly dissociated from the mental side effects in 8 of the 26 patients who completed the study; these patients also had a slight analgesic effect of pethidine. In nine patients, ketamine caused a short-lasting (