Pain is an unpleasant but very important biological signal for danger. Nociception is necessary for survival and maintaining the integrity of the organism in a potentially hostile environment. Pain is both a sensory experience and a perceptual metaphor for damage and it is activated by noxious stimuli that act on a complex pain sensory apparatus. However, chronic pain having no more a protective role can become a ruining disease itself, termed "neuropathic pain".
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 235 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 7 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.
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