The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference, Volume 5

The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference, Volume 5

1st Edition - December 6, 2007

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  • Editors-in-Chief: Allan Basbaum, Akimichi Kaneko, Gordon Shepherd, Gerald Westheimer
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123746252

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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

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 Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Abbott Park, IL, USA

    15 Evolutionary Aspects of Pain
    E.T. Walters University of Texas at Houston, Medical School, Houston, TX, USA

    16 Redheads and Pain
    J.S. Mogil McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

    17 Autonomic Nervous System and Pain
    W. Jänig Physiologisches Institut, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

    18 Sympathetic Blocks for Pain
    Sharma Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

    19 Sprouting in Dorsal Root Ganglia
    E.M. McLachlan Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Randwick, NSW, Australia

    20 Vagal Afferent Neurons and Pain
    W. Jänig Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

    21 Sex, Gender, and Pain
    R.B. Fillingim University of Florida College of Dentistry, Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science Gainesville, FL, USA

    22 Neurotrophins and Pain
    Lorne M. Mendell State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA

    23 Morphological and Neurochemical Organization of the Spinal Dorsal Horn
    A. Ribeiro-da-Silva McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

    24 Spinal Cord Physiology of Nociception
    A.R. Light University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

    25 What is a Wide-Dynamic-Range Cell
    D. Le Bars INSERM U-713, Paris, France

    26 Spinal Cord Mechanisms of Hyperalgesia and Allodynia
    T.J. Coderre McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

    27 Glycine Receptors
    H.U. Zeilhofer University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    28 Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury
    R.P. Yezierski Comprehensive Center for Pain Research and The McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

    29 Long-Term Potentiation in Pain Pathways
    J. Sandkühler Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

    30 Immune System, Pain and Analgesia
    H.L. Rittner Charité ? Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany

    31 Mechanisms of Glial Activation after Nerve Injury
    L.R. Watkins University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA

    32 Trigeminal Mechanisms of Nociception: Peripheral and Brainstem Organization
    D.A. Bereiter University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

    33 Migraine ? A Disorder Involving Trigeminal Brainstem Mechanisms
    P.J. Goadsby University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

    34 Tooth Pain
    M.R. Byers University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

    35 Ascending Pathways: Anatomy and Physiology
    D. Lima Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

    36 Dorsal Columns and Visceral Pain
    W.D. Willis Jr. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

    37 Visceral Pain
    G.F. Gebhart University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    38 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    S. Bradesi University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    39 Pain in Childbirth
    U. Wesselmann The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

    40 Urothelium as a Pain Organ
    L.A. Birder University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    41 The Brainstem and Nociceptive Modulation
    M.M. Heinricher Oregon Health science University, Portland, OR, USA

    42 Emotional and Behavioral Significance of the Pain Signal and the Role of the Midbrain Periaqueductal Gray (PAG)
    K. Keay University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

    43 The Thalamus and Nociceptive Processing
    J.O. Dostrovsky University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

    44 Psychophysics of Sensations Evoked by Stimulation of the Human Central Nervous System
    S. Ohara Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA

    45 Nociceptive Processing in the Cerebral Cortex
    R.D. Treede Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

    46 Phantom Limb Pai
    H. Flor Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany
    47 Human Insular Recording and Stimulation
    F. Mauguière Lyon I University and INSERM U879, Bron, France

    48 The Rostral Agranular Insular Cortex
    L. Jasmin Neurosurgery and Gene Therapeutics Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    49 Descending Control Mechanisms
    K. Ren University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA

    50 Diffuse Noxious Inhibitory Controls (DNIC)
    D. Le Bars INSERM U-713, Paris, France

    51 Fibromyalgia
    R. Staud University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

    52 Pain Perception ? Nociception during Sleep
    G.J. Lavigne Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada

    53 Pharmacological Modulation of Pain
    A. Dray AstraZeneca Research and Development, Montreal, PQ, Canada

    54 Forebrain Opiates
    J.-K. Zubieta University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

    55 Neuropathic Pain: Basic Mechanisms (Animal)
    M.H. Ossipov University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

    56 Animal Models and Neuropathic Pain
    I. Decosterd University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

    57 Neuropathic Pain: Clinical
    R. Baron Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Kiel, Germany

    58 Neurogenic Inflammation in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    F. Birklein University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany

    59 Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
    R. Baron Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Kiel, Germany

    60 Poststroke Pain
    T.S. Jensen Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

    61 Psychophysics of Pain
    R.H. Gracely University of Michigan Health System, VAMC, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

    62 Consciousness and Pain
    M. Devor Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

    63 Assessing Pain in Animals
    S.W.G. Derbyshire University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

    64 Psychological Modulation of Pain
    D.D. Price University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

    65 The Placebo Effect
    F. Benedetti University of Turin Medical School, Turin, Italy

    66 Hypnotic Analgesia
    P. Rainville Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada


Product details

  • No. of pages: 1056
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2007
  • Published: December 6, 2007
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123746252

About the Editors in Chief

Allan Basbaum

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Akimichi Kaneko

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Gordon Shepherd

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Gerald Westheimer

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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