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The Neurobiology of Pain: (Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology)

Stephen Hunt and Martin Koltzenburg


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


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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Front Matter

Chapter 1 Molecular biology of nociceptors

Michael J. Caterina, Michael S. Gold, and Richard A. Meyer

Chapter 2 Nociceptor plasticity

S.B. Mcmahon, and J.V. Priestley

Chapter 3 Molecular architecture of the dorsal horn

Andrew J. Todd, and Alfredo Ribeiro-da-Silva

Chapter 6 Targets in pain and analgesia

Anthony Dickenson, and Rie Suzuki

Chapter 7 The ascending pain pathways

Stephen P. Hunt, and Hervé Bester

Chapter 8 Spinal delivery of drugs in pain control

Tony L. Yaksh, and Patrick W. Mantyh

Chapter 9 The development of pain systems

Maria Fitzgerald, and Amy Macdermott

Chapter 10 Visceral and deep somatic pain

Jennifer M.A. Laird, and Hans-Georg Schaible

Chapter 12 Descending control of pain processing

G.F. Gebhart, and H.K. Proudfit

Chapter 13 Central imaging of pain

Herta Flor, and M. Catherine Bushnell

Chapter 14 Headache

Peter J. Goadsby, and Michel D. Ferrari

End Matter