A model for the temperature distribution in skin noxiously stimulated by a brief pulse of CO2 laser radiation.


The application of localized noxious heat stimuli to the skin, generated by brief infrared radiation pulses emitted by a CO2 laser, is a relatively new experimental technique for the thermal induction of pain in humans and in experimental animals. This study proposes a model for the spatial (3-dimensional) and temporal distribution of the skin temperature… (More)