Chapter 7. The Anatomy of Pain

  1. Harold Ellis CBE, MA, DM, FRCS, FACS(Hon)1,
  2. Stanley Feldman BSc, MB, FRCA2 and
  3. William Harrop-Griffiths MA, MB, BS, FRCA3

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755860.ch7

Anatomy for Anaesthetists, Eighth Edition

Anatomy for Anaesthetists, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Ellis, H., Feldman, S. and Harrop-Griffiths, W. (eds) (2004) The Anatomy of Pain, in Anatomy for Anaesthetists, Eighth Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755860.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Guy's King's and St Thomas's School of Biomedical Sciences, London Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of London

  2. 2

    Emeritus Professor of Anaesthetics, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School

  3. 3

    Consultant Anaesthetist, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106634

Online ISBN: 9780470755860



  • anatomy;
  • pain;
  • nervous system;
  • neurophysiology;
  • activation


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Classi.cation of Pain

  • Peripheral Receptors and Afferent .bres

  • The Spinal Cord and Central Projections

  • Modulation of Pain

  • The Gate Control Theory of Pain

  • The Sympathetic Nervous System and Pain