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sensitive

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Drivers of Pain Research and a Meeting in Issaquah

Kenneth L. Casey.

in Chasing Pain: The Search for a Neurobiological Mechanism

February 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Surgery. 2109 words.

Researching the neurobiology of pain is driven by our need for improved, hopefully ideal, analgesics (pain medicine), to understand the mechanics of neurological functions generally...

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We Feel Pain Too

Mario Incayawar and Sioui Maldonado-Bouchard.

in Culture, Brain, and Analgesia

December 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Palliative Medicine; Pain Medicine. 6876 words.

It is in part to start to fill this gap in cultural understanding that Dr. Incayawar conducted this first study discussed in the present chapter. He and his team surveyed the Quichua people...

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Ethnic Disparities in Emergency Department Pain Management

Knox H. Todd and Mark J. Pletcher.

in Culture, Brain, and Analgesia

December 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Palliative Medicine; Pain Medicine. 4904 words.

Emergency departments in the United States serve broad swaths of the population and are the single federally mandated source of universal health care access in the United States.2 From 1997...

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Biomarkers of pain: physiological indices of pain reactivity in infants and children

Susanne Brummelte, Tim F. Oberlander and Kenneth D. Craig.

in Oxford Textbook of Paediatric Pain

November 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Paediatrics; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Pain Medicine. 9079 words.

Biomarkers are common in all areas of clinical work, health research, and are critical indicators of diseases and physiological states. Preferably, a biomarker should be non-invasively...

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Ischemic Neuropathy

Jagan Devarajan and Beth H. Minzter.

in Neuropathic Pain

December 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Neurology. 8197 words.

This chapter discusses the subset of ischemic neuropathy which is due primarily to peripheral arterial disease. Peripheral arterial disease affects 5% of men and 2.5% of women and results...

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