Pain reduction by electrical brain stimulation in man. Part 2: Chronic self-administration in the periventricular gray matter.


Electrical stimulation of the periventricular gray matter is an effective means of relieving several types of pain without destruction of neural tissue. The effects are long lasting, often bilateral, and with judicious use do not appear subject to adaptation. However, sustained uninterrupted stimulation for several hours does lead to a reversible decrease… (More)


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