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Challenge of Pain

ISBN-10: 0140256709

ISBN-13: 9780140256703

Edition: 1996 (Revised)

Authors: Ronald Melzack, Patrick D. Wall

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Description:

In this study, the authors discuss the current status of pain research and treatment. The book describes the different aspects of pain, presents the increasing physiological evidence, and examines the major theories of pain and their implications.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface
Preface to the Updated Second Edition
The Puzzle of Pain
Pain and Injury: the Variable Link
The Psychology of Pain
The Varieties of Pain
Clinical Pains
The Physiology of Pain
Peripheral Nerve and Spinal Mechanisms
The Physiology of Prolonged Pain after Nerve Injury
Brain Mechanisms
Theories of Pain
The Evolution of Pain Theories
Gate-Control and Other Mechanisms
The Control of Pain
The Search for Drugs
Sensory Modulation of Pain
Psychological Modulation of Pain
Pain Clinics, Hospices and the Challenge of Needless Pain
The Future of Pain Control
Glossary
References
Index