Daniel Le Bars and Samuel W. Cadden

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195162851
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199863891 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses the modeling of human pain in rats. Topics covered include models of chronic pain, behavioral reactions, stimulus and response, requirements for models of nociception, tests based on the measurement of reaction time for escape behavior, test based on the measurement of threshold for escape behavior, and tests based on the observation of behavior.

Keywords: laboratory rats; human pain; pain modeling; nociception; behavioral tests; escape behavior

Chapter.  6310 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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