A comparison of the effects of noxious and innocuous counterstimuli on experimentally induced itch and pain

@article{Ward1996ACO,
  title={A comparison of the effects of noxious and innocuous counterstimuli on experimentally induced itch and pain},
  author={Louise Ward and E. Wright and S. McMahon},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1996},
  volume={64},
  pages={129-138}
}
  • Louise Ward, E. Wright, S. McMahon
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Pain
  • &NA; We have studied experimentally induced itch (using histamine iontophoresis) and pain (using topical mustard oil) in healthy human volunteers, measured using visual analogue scale (VAS) ratings. The effects of the following counterstimuli were evaluated: innocuous vibration; innocuous transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS); innocuous warming of skin; noxious heating of skin; noxious chemical skin stimulation (using mustard oil); mildly noxious constant current transdermal… CONTINUE READING
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