Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Active Inhibition

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_48

Definition

Active inhibition implies that nociceptive processing during the interphase of the formalin test is suppressed by specific inhibitory mechanisms, as opposed to simply reflecting the absence of excitatory input.

 Formalin Test

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