Functional Neuroanatomy of Pain

Functional Neuroanatomy of Pain


120 Pages


Pain is an unpleasant but very important biological signal for danger. Nociception is necessary for survival and maintaining the integrity of the organism in a potentially hostile environment. Pain is both a sensory experience and a perceptual metaphor for damage and it is activated by noxious stimuli that act on a complex pain sensory apparatus. However, chronic pain having no more a protective role can become a ruining disease itself, termed "neuropathic pain".



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Published 27 February 2006
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EAN13 9783540281665
Language English

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