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Theories, history, and current taxonomy 

Theories, history, and current taxonomy
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Theories, history, and current taxonomy
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Michael I. Bennett

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199563678.003.0001
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date: 30 October 2020

Pain is a complex experience of somatic mechanisms and psychological influences (affective and cognitive) and, as such, is always subjective in nature

The nervous system is capable of substantial plasticity; it can change structure and function in response to development, injury, or experience

Nociceptive or inflammatory pain arises from normal activation of pain pathways...

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