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The Neurobiology of Pain
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The Neurobiology of Pain: (Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology)

Stephen Hunt and Martin Koltzenburg

Abstract

The last decade has seen major advances in the neurobiology of pain, primarily resulting from a deeper understanding of the way in which pain signals are coded and processed in the nervous system. This volume presents an overview of the current state of research into the neurobiology of chronic and acute pain. While recent molecular aspects of nociception are covered in some detail, the book also emphasizes the importance of viewing the pain experience as the co-ordinated response of many different areas of the nervous system. The molecular advances are set in the context of the neurobiologica ... More

Keywords: nociceptor plasticity, neurobiology of pain, pain signals, nervous system, acute pain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198515616
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515616.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Hunt, editor
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London, UK

Martin Koltzenburg, editor
Institute of Child Health, Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK

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