Pain and Analgesics


Offizielle Daten in der Fachveröffentlichung für das folgende akademische Jahr: 2023-2024



Vorlesungen: 10

Praktika: 0

Seminare: 0

Insgesamt: 10


  • Kode des Kurses: OAE-FAJ-T
  • 1 kredit
  • General Medicine
  • Elective modul
  • spring

OAK-PH1-T completed

Zahl der Kursteilnehmer für den Kurs:

min. 5 – max. 50


The aim of the course is to give an integrative overview on the physiological, pathophysiological and pharmacological aspects of pain. Major tasks are to (i) provide information on peripheral and central mechanisms of pain and hyperalgesia; (ii) describe the major features of existing analgesics including opioids, non-steroidal antiinflammatory agents and adjuvant analgesics; (iii) outline novel targets for development of analgesic drugs. The course will also help students prepare for the exams in Pharmacology 2 and 3.


  • 1. Basic terms related to pain and nociceptors - Dr. Pethő Gábor István
  • 2. Features of capsaicin-sensitive nociceptors - Dr. Pethő Gábor István
  • 3. Peripheral mechanisms of hyperalgesia - Dr. Pethő Gábor István
  • 4. Central mechanisms of hyperalgesia and allodynia - Dr. Pethő Gábor István
  • 5. Features of neuropathic pain - Dr. Pethő Gábor István
  • 6. Pharmacology of opioid analgesics - Dr. Pethő Gábor István
  • 7. Pharmacology of non-steroidal antiinflammatory analgesic drugs - Dr. Pethő Gábor István
  • 8. Adjuvant analgesics - Dr. Pethő Gábor István
  • 9. New targets for development of analgesics I - Dr. Pethő Gábor István
  • 10. New targets for development of analgesics II - Dr. Pethő Gábor István



Materialien zum Aneignen des Lehrstoffes

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Vom Institut veröffentlichter Lehrstoff

The material of the lectures is available in PDF format in the Neptun.



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Voraussetzung zum Absolvieren des Semesters

Maximum of 25 % absence allowed


After the last lecture of the course, a written test is taken in the instruction period to obtain a mid-semester grade. Those who fail or do not write this test have a second chance until end of Week 12 of the instruction period to improve in form of an oral conversation. Upon failing or missing there is one more oral chance to obtain a mid-semester grade during the first two weeks of the exam period.

Möglichkeiten zur Nachholung der Fehlzeiten

There is no way to make up for missed lectures.


No exam questions are given. The essay questions of the written exam are based on the material presented.


Praktika, Seminarleiter/innen