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Author Cervero, Fernando.

Title Understanding pain : exploring the perception of pain / Fernando Cervero.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2012]


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 172 pages) : illustrations
Note Includes index.
Contents A biological enigma: the meaning of pain -- How much it hurts, measuring pain -- Sensing pain: nociceptors -- The enchanted loom: pain networks -- Pain dynamics: sensitization -- I feel your pain: perception and the brain -- A certain gut feeling: visceral pain -- A mere curse: neuropathic pain -- Sex, genes and stress: pain modulation -- A pain free world: curing pain.
Note Print version record.
Summary Cervero explores the mechanisms and the meaning of pain. You touch something hot and your brain triggers a reflex action that causes you to withdraw your hand. That kind of pain is actually good for us; it acts as an alarm that warns us of danger and keeps us away from harm. There is another kind of pain that is more like a curse: chronic pain that is not related to injury. Cervero describes current research into the mysteries of chronic pain and efforts to develop more effective treatments.
Subject Pain.
Pain perception.
Pain -- Treatment.
Pain Management.
Pain Measurement.
Pain Perception.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Pain Management.
MEDICAL -- Pain Medicine.
Pain. (OCoLC)fst01050382
Pain perception. (OCoLC)fst01050429
Pain -- Treatment. (OCoLC)fst01050415
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Cervero, Fernando. Understanding pain. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012 9780262018043 (DLC) 2012003899 (OCoLC)781277860
ISBN 9780262305433 (electronic bk.)
0262305437 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613887085
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