Chapter 22. Pain

  1. C. U. M. Smith

Published Online: 24 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694374.ch22

Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition

Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition

How to Cite

Smith, C. U. M. (2009) Pain, in Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694374.ch22

Author Information

  1. Vision Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2008
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518625

Online ISBN: 9780470694374

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Keywords:

  • definitions of pain;
  • referred pain;
  • neuropharmacology of pain pathways;
  • neurophysiology of pain;
  • the biological significance of pain

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Biological Significance of Pain

  • Neurophysiology of Pain

  • Neuropharmacology of Pain Pathways

  • Referred Pain

  • Gate Theory

  • Concluding Remarks