Masatoshi Kashiwada

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BACKGROUND Capsaicin is used to treat a variety of types of chronic pain, including arthritis and trigeminal neuralgia. Although the cellular effects of capsaicin have been widely studied, little is known about the effects of capsaicin on intracellular sodium ([Na(+)]i) concentrations and voltage-gated Na(+) currents (INa(+)) in nociceptive afferent(More)
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