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Functional Neuroanatomy of Pain


Part of the Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 184)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Pages 1-1
  3. Pages 49-67
  4. Pages 67-68
  5. Pages 68-70
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 71-119

About this book


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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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and HistologyMedical University — SofiaSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Department of Anatomy and Cell BiologyGeorge Washington University Medical CenterWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.Institut für AnatomieUniversität RostockRostockGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Functional Neuroanatomy of Pain
  • Authors K.G. Usunoff
    A. Popratiloff
    Oliver Schmitt
    Andreas Wree
  • Series Title Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-28162-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-28166-5
  • Series ISSN 0301-5556
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 120
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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