New animal model for objective pain research: non- invasive functional imaging in anesthetized animals by BOLD fMRI to study initial processes of chronic pain

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The experience of acute pain is an elementary sensation necessary for maintaining individual integrity and well-being in interaction with the environment. However, repetitive noxious input can induce chronic pain states without any biological advantage. Long-term changes in the excitability of neurons have been shown at the peripheral and spinal cord levels… (More)

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