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Causes développementales dans la variabilité de l'efficacité et de la toxicité des antalgiques en pédiatrie [Developmental causes in variability of efficacy and toxicity of analgesics in pediatrics]
Revue Médicale Suisse
The intensity of pain perception and its sensibility to analgesic drugs is highly variable and unpredictable between individuals. Drug disposition varies during development due to the physiological maturation of enzymatic systems and physiological processes responsible for the absorption, distribution, elimination and effect at the site of action. Many of those developmental variables are not yet clearly defined, but their consideration is important for avoiding potential risks of ineffective or toxic treatment. Implications of those developmental changes for day-to-day clinical practice depend on the age of the child, on the type of drug, on the underlying disease and on the potential co-administration of other chemicals.
Analgesics, Child, Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System, Humans
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