Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Adaptation

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_86

Definition

Adaptation refers to a decrease in the firing rate of action potentials in the face of continuing excitation.

 Coping and Pain

 Mechanonociceptors

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