Visceral pain-central sensitisation.

  title={Visceral pain-central sensitisation.},
  author={Fernando Cervero},
  volume={47 Suppl 4},
  pages={iv56-7; discussion iv58}
Visceral pain is the most common form of pain produced by disease and one of the most frequent reasons for patients to seek medical attention. Yet much of what we know about the basic mechanisms of pain derives from experimental studies of somatic nociception. This would be justified if the mechanisms of somatic and visceral pain were similar so that information obtained by studying one form of pain could be extrapolated to interpret the mechanisms of the other. However, the more we know about… CONTINUE READING


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