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Theories of pain: from specificity to gate control.

Moayedi, M; Davis, KD; (2013) Theories of pain: from specificity to gate control. J Neurophysiol , 109 (1) 5 - 12. 10.1152/jn.00457.2012.

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Several theoretical frameworks have been proposed to explain the physiological basis of pain, although none yet completely accounts for all aspects of pain perception. Here, we provide a historical overview of the major contributions, ideas, and competing theories of pain from ancient civilizations to Melzack and Wall's Gate Control Theory of Pain.

Title:Theories of pain: from specificity to gate control.
Location:United States
Keywords:Animals, History, 17th Century, History, 18th Century, History, 19th Century, History, 20th Century, History, 21st Century, History, Ancient, Humans, Pain, Pain Perception, Sensory Gating
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Biosciences (Division of)

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