Elena Rubio

Catedràtica de Farmacologia del Departament de Farmacolo­gia. Facultat de Medicina i Odontologia. Universitat de València.

Can We Measure Pain Intensity?

Pain is a subjective sensation, so to objectify its intensity different types of scales are used whereby the patient can indicate the degree of pain being treated. The effect of analgesic drugs is evaluated in clinical trials subject to strict rules in order to compare the effect of the medication with that produced by substances without analgesic activity.