oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Dexmedetomidine for acute postoperative pain : refresher course

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Acute pain can be defined as a normal physiological response to an adverse chemical, thermal or mechanical stimulus. It is generally associated with surgery, trauma or acute illness, but postoperative pain still remains the most common type of acute pain.

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