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Author Cervero, Fernando, author.

Title Understanding Pain : Exploring the Perception of Pain / Fernando Cervero.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012.
Publication Info. ©2012


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 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xv, 172 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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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.
Language English.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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
Indexed Term NEUROSCIENCE/General
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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.)
9780262526067 (paperback)
0262526069 (paperback)
Standard No. 9786613887085
AU@ 000053294946
DEBBG BV040884755
DEBBG BV043162130
DEBSZ 42135934X
NZ1 14693009
NZ1 14927544
AU@ 000066756879

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