Neurobiology of Disease


Date: May 3, 2010 (Monday)
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Theme: Maladaptive Plasticity (Pain)
Module: Overview
Session: Overview of pain from the clinical perspective.
Instructor: David Sibell
Description: This session will present an overview of pain as it presents in the clinic.
Study questions:
  1. How does one measure pain clinically?
  2. What are the differences between nociceptive pain, inflammatory pain, and neuropathic pain?
  3. What is the distinction between hyperalgesis and allodynia?
  4. Give an example of peripheral sensitization and an example of central sensitization.
  1. Costigan M, Scholz J, Woolf CJ (2009) Neuropathic pain: a maladaptive response of the nervous system to damage. Annu Rev Neurosci 32:1-32.
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