The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference, Six-Volume Set - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123746252, 9780080877785

The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference, Six-Volume Set

1st Edition

Volume 5

Editor-in-Chiefs: Allan Basbaum Akimichi Kaneko Gordon Shepherd Gerald Westheimer
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123746252
eBook ISBN: 9780080877785
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th August 2008
Page Count: 1056
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Table of Contents

Preface by Basbaum and Bushnell

1 The Adequate Stimulus
R.D. Treede Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany

2 Pain Theories
F. Cervero McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

3 Anatomy of Nociceptors
S. Mense Institut für Anatomie und Zellbiologie, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

4 Molecular Biology of the Nociceptor/Transduction
M.S. Gold University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

5 Zoster-Associated Pain and Nociceptors
H. Maija Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

6 Ectopic Generators
M. Devor Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

7 Sodium Channels
John N. Wood University College London, London, UK

8 Physiology of Nociceptors
M. Ringkamp Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

9 Itch
E. Carstens University of California, Davis, CA, USA

10 Thermal Sensation (Cold and Heat) through Thermosensitive TRP Channel Activation
Makoto Tominaga National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Okazaki, Japan

11 The Development of Nociceptive Systems
G.J. Hathway University College London, London, UK

12 Appropriate/Inappropriate Developed Pain Paths
J. Schouenborg Lund University, Lund, Sweden

13 Pain Control: A Child-Centered Approach
Patricia A. McGrath The University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

14 Assaying Pain-Related Genes: Preclinical and Clinical Correlates
V.E. Scott Global P


This book presents the most current scientific understanding behind most common pain disorders. Clinical scientists involved in pain science will gain a basic understanding of the causes of many types of pain and will be able to discuss various therapies with patients. Researchers new to pain science will gain an overall understanding of pain pathophysiology and targets for pain treatments. Covering every major aspect of pain science, from molecular and cellular pathways of pain to pain disorders and their treatments, Science of Pain bridges basic and clinical research like no other book on the topic. Edited by world-renowned pain scientist and Editor-in-Chief of the journal PAIN, Allan Basbaum, this book is an in-depth reference for basic and clinical scientists in pain research who must understand the basic science of pain, and help develop new treatment strategies for pain disorders.

Key Features

  • Presents the most current scientific understanding of neuroscience of pain, written by the world's leading experts
  • Integrates basic neuroscience research and clinical aspects of pain disorders
  • Covers both neurobiological basis and clinical treatment for a pain disorder (e.g., migraine, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, post-stroke pain)
  • Covers pain pathways and mechanisms both in text and in full-color illustrations
  • Includes topics specific to gender and age group addressing the trend in research toward developing individualized treatments


clincial neuroscientists involved in pain science; research neuroscientists involved in pain science


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About the Editor-in-Chiefs

Allan Basbaum Editor-in-Chief

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Akimichi Kaneko Editor-in-Chief

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Seijoh University School of Rehabilitation, Aichi Ken, Japan

Gordon Shepherd Editor-in-Chief

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Gerald Westheimer Editor-in-Chief

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of the Graduate School Division of Neurobiology and Clinical Professor of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley, USA