Science of Pain

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Science of Pain

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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. * 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

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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. *fills a gap for clinical researchers who want to better understand underlying mechanisms of pain and for basic researchers who want to understand clinical treatments *offers essential information in a single source for young scientists who need a foundation in basic pain science *edited by renowned international scientist Allan Basbaum, editor-in-chief of PAIN journal

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"The compendium stands out in terms of the number of world-renowned authors which reads like an impressive who's who of international pain research. Its abundant eye-catching full-color figures invite a browsing through the pages. Science of Pain would be a welcome addition to any pain scientist's book collection and for anyone looking for a reference book about basic science of pain and related disorders."--European Journal of Pain (February 2011) "Science of Pain is a novel addition to the scientific literature in the field of Pain. It appeared in its first edition 2009; edited by two world-renowned pain scientists, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal PAIN, Allan Basbaum, and the President-Elect of the Canadian Pain Society, Catherine Bushnell. the editors provide a useful point of reference in pain science. The compendium stands out in terms of the number of world-renowned authors which reads like an impressive who's who of international pain research. Its abundant eye-catching full-color figures invite a browsing through the pages. Science of Pain would be a welcome addition to any pain scientist's book collection and for anyone looking for a reference book about basic science of pain and related disorders."--European Journal of Pain

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