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Predicting Value of Pain and Analgesia: Nucleus Accumbens Response to Noxious Stimuli
 

Summary: Neuron
Article
Predicting Value of Pain and Analgesia:
Nucleus Accumbens Response to Noxious Stimuli
Changes in the Presence of Chronic Pain
Marwan N. Baliki,1 Paul Y. Geha,1 Howard L. Fields,5,6 and A. Vania Apkarian1,2,3,4,*
1Department of Physiology
2Department of Anesthesia
3Department of Surgery
4Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Ward 4-334, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
5Department of Neurology
6The Ernest Gallo Clinic & Research Center
University of California, San Francisco, 5858 Horton Street, Suite 200, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
*Correspondence: a-apkarian@northwestern.edu
DOI 10.1016/j.neuron.2010.03.002
SUMMARY
We compared brain activations in response to acute
noxious thermal stimuli in controls and chronic back
pain (CBP) patients. Pain perception and related

  

Source: Apkarian, A. Vania - Department of Physiology, Northwestern University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine