A PERIAQUEDUCTAL GRAY MODEL OF PAIN INHIBITION FOR PHANTOM LIMB PAIN
AuthorHassan, Yezan Haitham
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe study of nociception has been a very electrifying field in neuroscience, pharmacology, and medicine over the past several decades. Pain in living organisms is a homeostatic, sensory-based process that alerts beings to possibly damaging or noxious stimuli from the environment. However, this sensory mode is extremely dynamic and can be influenced by cognitive states, reflex responses, inhibitory or faciliatory neurons, etc. This literature review that addresses the currently understood system of pain transmission, the anatomy/nociceptive functionality of the periaqueductal gray, and phantom limb pain to reinvest research towards top-down treatment of chronic pain syndromes.
Degree ProgramHonors College
Neuroscience & Cognitive Science