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Chronic Pain EpidemiologyFrom Aetiology to Public Health$
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Peter Croft, Fiona M. Blyth, and Danielle van der Windt

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199235766

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235766.001.0001

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The genetic epidemiology of pain

The genetic epidemiology of pain

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(p.83) Chapter 8 The genetic epidemiology of pain
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Chronic Pain Epidemiology
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Alex MacGregor

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235766.003.0008

This chapter explores the evidence supporting the notion that variation in pain reporting in human populations has a genetic basis and is amenable to the analytical approaches currently being applied to complex disease. It explores the potential relevance of this genetic knowledge to the wellbeing of individuals suffering pain and also on public health.

Keywords:   pain perception, chronic pain, genetic variations, genetic knowledge

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