Afferent pain pathways: a neuroanatomical review

Afferent pain pathways: a neuroanatomical review

Author Almeida, T. F. Google Scholar
Roizenblatt, S. Google Scholar
Tufik, Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Painful experience is a complex entity made up of sensory, affective, motivational and cognitive dimensions. the neural mechanisms involved in pain perception acts in a serial and a parallel way, discriminating and locating the original stimulus and also integrating the affective feeling, involved in a special situation, with previous memories. This review examines the concepts of nociception, acute and chronic pain, and also describes the afferent pathways involved in reception, segmental processing and encephalic projection of pain Stimulus. the interaction model of the cerebral cortex areas and their functional characteristics are also discussed. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords nociception
afferent pain pathway
supraspinal projection
cortical structure
Language English
Date 2004-03-12
Published in Brain Research. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 1000, n. 1-2, p. 40-56, 2004.
ISSN 0006-8993 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 40-56
Access rights Closed access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000220888100005

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