multimodal pain control
H3 18 pt A philosophy and format of pain control which is based on the additive and/or synergistic effect achieved when various medications and techniques are combined to relieve pain and minimize adverse effects of higher dosing of single agents or methods.
H4 14 Pt In multimodal pain control, agents–e.g., local anesthetics, NSAIDs, opioids, alpha adrenergic agonists, NMDA receptor inhibitors active at pain receptors, peripheral nerves, spinal cord, and cerebral cortex may be used, to minimize pain transmission.
H4 14 Pt Synonym Multimodal analgesia
NEJM 1997; 337:1215