Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Alternative analgesics: New drugs for pain seek to improve on ketamine's benefits

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.


  1. Lee, D.H. et al. Psychiatry Investig. 11, 32–38 (2014).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  2. Chou, R. et al. Ann. Intern. Med. 162, 276–286 (2015).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. Volkow N.D. & McLellan A.T. N. Engl. J. Med. 374, 1253–1263 (2016).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  4. Woolf, C.J. & Thompson, S.W. Pain 44, 293–299 (1991).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  5. Davar, G. et al. Brain Res. 553, 327–330 (1991).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  6. Eisenberg, E., LaCross, S. & Strassman, A.M. Neurosci. Lett. 187, 17–20 (1995).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  7. Wallace, M.S. et al. Neurology 59, 1694–1700 (2002).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Arnold, C. Alternative analgesics: New drugs for pain seek to improve on ketamine's benefits. Nat Med 23, 8–10 (2017).

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:


Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing