Visceral Pain: Pathophysiology and Clinical Aspects

  • Paolo Procacci
  • Marco Maresca
  • Riccardo Maria Cersosimo
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 298)


The sensations normally felt in the viscera are generally known as “common sensations” or “coenaesthesia” (from the Greek koiné = common and aìsthesis = sensation). These sensations are many and are not as well defined as somatic sensations. Typical examples are for the stomach a feeling known as appetite and for the rectum and the bladder a feeling of fullness.


Angina Pectoris Motion Sickness Enteric Nervous System Afferent Fibre Visceral Pain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Procacci
    • 1
  • Marco Maresca
    • 1
  • Riccardo Maria Cersosimo
    • 1
  1. 1.Pain CenterUniversity of FlorenceItaly

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