Fundamentals of Sensory Physiology

  • Robert F. Schmidt

Part of the Springer Study Edition book series (SSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. R. F. Schmidt
    Pages 30-67
  3. M. Zimmermann
    Pages 68-116
  4. R. F. Schmidt
    Pages 117-143
  5. O.-J. Grüsser, U. Grüsser-Cornehls
    Pages 144-198
  6. R. Klinke
    Pages 199-223
  7. R. Klinke
    Pages 224-236
  8. H. Altner
    Pages 237-246
  9. H. Altner
    Pages 247-255
  10. R. F. Schmidt
    Pages 256-271
  11. Robert F. Schmidt
    Pages 272-276
  12. Robert F. Schmidt
    Pages 277-279
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 281-302

About this book


Since 1978 this textbook, to the gratification of its authors and publisher, has found an undiminished readership. Recent research in sensory physiology has progressed so rapidly that this third edition, like the second, has required thorough revision. The understanding of pain, in particular, has increased to a remarkable degree. This development is reflected here in the appearance, for the first time, of a chapter devoted entirely to the subject "Nociception and Pain". In view of the great clinical significance of pain, it seemed necessary to broaden the scope of the discussion, so that in addition to the aspects directly related to sensory physiology consideration is given to the pathophysiology, pharmacology and psychology of pain. The chapters present in earlier editions have also been carefully reexamined and, where necessary, revised and extended. Most of the illustrations provided for the first edition by the Stuttgart studio Gay & Benz have been retained. Some required alteration or replacement, and a number of new illustrations have been added. For the meticulous skill with which she transformed our ideas into graphs and drawings, we are most grateful to Mrs. Regine Gattung-Petith.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert F. Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Physiologisches Institut der UniversitätWürzburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-15870-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82598-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6234
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