Theories, history, and current taxonomy

Michael I. Bennett

in Neuropathic Pain

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199563678
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740305 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Theories, history, and current taxonomy

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Pain is a complex experience of somatic mechanisms and psychological influences (affective and cognitive) and, as such, is always subjective in nature

The nervous system is capable of substantial plasticity; it can change structure and function in response to development, injury, or experience

Nociceptive or inflammatory pain arises from normal activation of pain pathways...

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Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Pain Medicine

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