Visceral Pain Mechanisms

  • M. A. Giamberardino
  • J. Vecchiet
  • G. Affaitati
  • L. Vecchiet
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Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


Pain from the internal organs has traditionally been investigated less than somatic pain, mostly due to the more difficult access to visceral than to superficial body structures [1]. As a consequence, mechanisms of this form of pain were scarcely known for a long time. In recent years, however, due to the exponential increase in sophisticated technological devices and procedures for testing sensory function both in humans and animals, significant advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of pain from internal organs have been made [2].


Interstitial Cystitis Visceral Pain Female Reproductive Organ Visceral Hyperalgesia Somatic Structure 
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  • M. A. Giamberardino
  • J. Vecchiet
  • G. Affaitati
  • L. Vecchiet

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