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Behavioral Neurobiology of Chronic Pain

  • Bradley K. Taylor
  • David P. Finn

Part of the Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences book series (CTBN, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Odd-Geir Berge
    Pages 33-56
  3. Yasushi Kuraishi, Atsushi Sasaki
    Pages 57-74
  4. T. Iannitti, B. J. Kerr, B. K. Taylor
    Pages 75-97
  5. Niall P. Murphy, Richard H. Mills, Robert M. Caudle, John K. Neubert
    Pages 121-145
  6. Corinne A. Lee-Kubli, Teresa Mixcoatl-Zecuatl, Corinne G. Jolivalt, Nigel A. Calcutt
    Pages 147-170
  7. Erica S. Schwartz, G. F. Gebhart
    Pages 171-197
  8. Curtis Benson, Bradley J. Kerr
    Pages 201-215
  9. Loren J. Martin, Alexander H. Tuttle, Jeffrey S. Mogil
    Pages 233-250
  10. Weredeselam M. Olango, David P. Finn
    Pages 251-280
  11. Bradley K. Taylor, Gregory Corder
    Pages 283-325
  12. Nicholas S. Gregory, Kathleen A. Sluka
    Pages 327-348
  13. Gareth J. Hathway
    Pages 349-366
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 367-372

About this book


This volume brings together a series of authoritative chapters written by leading experts in preclinical and clinical aspects of pain neurobiology. It is essential reading for scientists, clinicians and students in need of a comprehensive review of behavioral readouts for the preclinical assessment of chronic pain and analgesic drug efficacy, or those with a general interest in behavioral neuroscience. At the core of this volume are emerging details of the physiology, pharmacology, and psychology of previously neglected types of chronic pain. These types include chronic post-operative pain in humans as well as animal behavioral assays that model the chronic pain of multiple sclerosis, post-herpetic neuralgia, painful diabetic neuropathy, visceral pain, latent central sensitization, and chronic muscle pain. Also emphasized are the complex bidirectional comorbidities between chronic pain and drug dependence, cognitive deficit, stress, anxiety, depression, social interaction, and prior injury history. The novel and exciting ideas introduced within this book, such as endogenous opioid dependence after tissue injury, generate real hope that effective treatment strategies for chronic pain will emerge in the near future. 


Emerging pre-clinical models Neuronal plasticity Pain Pharmacology Physiology Translational

Editors and affiliations

  • Bradley K. Taylor
    • 1
  • David P. Finn
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Kentucky Medical CenterLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Centre for Pain ResearchNational University of IrelandGalwayIreland

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