Acute and Chronic Mechanisms of Pain

  • Amit Mirchandani
  • Marianne Saleeb
  • Raymond Sinatra


Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.” Caregivers involved in pain management suggest that pain and the intensity of discomfort are whatever the patient states and should be managed accordingly.


Chronic Pain NMDA Receptor Dorsal Root Ganglion Dorsal Horn Acute Pain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amit Mirchandani
    • 1
  • Marianne Saleeb
    • 1
  • Raymond Sinatra
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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