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Question 1: ________ is also used for painful mouth sores and to numb areas for dental work and minor medical procedures.

Question 2: The exact mechanism of carbamazepine, gabapentin and pregabalin is similarly unclear, but these ________ are used to treat neuropathic pain with differing degrees of success.
Mood stabilizerDissociativeAnticonvulsantDepressant

Question 3: ________ (THC) and some other cannabinoids, either from the Cannabis sativa plant or synthetic, have analgesic properties, although the use of cannabis derivatives is currently illegal in many countries.

Question 4: NSAIDs predispose to peptic ulcers, renal failure, allergic reactions, and occasionally ________, and they can increase the risk of hemorrhage by affecting platelet function.
Hearing impairmentTinnitusSensorineural hearing lossPresbycusis

Question 5: The ________ enzyme inhibited by NSAIDs was discovered to have at least 2 different versions: COX1 and COX2.
CyclooxygenaseTryptophan hydroxylaseSqualene monooxygenase21-Hydroxylase

Question 6: ________ (itching) may require switching to a different opioid.

Question 7: ________ and the other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) inhibit cyclooxygenases, leading to a decrease in prostaglandin production.

Question 8: ________, oxycodone, hydrocodone, diamorphine, pethidine) all exert a similar influence on the cerebral opioid receptor system.

Question 9: Analgesics are frequently used in combination, such as the paracetamol and ________ preparations found in many non-prescription pain relievers.

Question 10: [4] Other psychotropic analgesic agents include ketamine (an NMDA receptor antagonist), ________ and other α2-adrenoreceptor agonists, and mexiletine and other local anaesthetic analogues.

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