Viscero-somatic reflexes in referred pain areas evoked by capsaicin stimulation of the human gut.


The interaction between visceral pain and the sympathetic nervous system is only sparsely investigated in quantitative human studies. Referred visceral pain can be evoked experimentally by application of substances such as capsaicin (the pungent substance of chilli pepper) to the gut. The aim of the present study was to induce referred visceral pain from… (More)


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