Pain perception, aversion and fear in fish.

  title={Pain perception, aversion and fear in fish.},
  author={Victoria A. Braithwaite and P Boulcott},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  volume={75 2},
There is now compelling evidence that teleost fish possess similar nociceptive processing systems to those found in terrestrial vertebrates. Noxious stimulation of these nociceptors--specialised pain receptors -in the skin around the snout of fish generates neural activity that can be electrophysiologically recorded, and induces a number of behavioural and physiological changes. To determine whether changes in behaviour are more than simple responses to the noxious stimulation it is necessary… CONTINUE READING
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