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Translational Research in Pain and Itch

  • Chao Ma
  • Yuguang Huang

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 904)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a comprehensive review of the latest advances in translational pain and itch research, and presents the cutting-edge developments in the study of our two principal, yet most mysteries sensations. Despite the slow progress in the discovery of effective therapies for chronic pain and pruritus, scientists around the globe now have a better understanding of why and how these conditions occur. Based on these findings, a series of novel treatment strategies are currently under development, and hopefully in a few years, medical practitioners will become more confident and optimistic when facing patients with these annoying and sometimes severe disorders. The contributing authors are world-renowned research scientists, who have made significant discoveries. The book is of interest to neuroscientists, neurologists and pharmacologists involved in both basic and clinical work relevant to the research and treatment of pain and/or itch.

Keywords

Chronic Pain Itch Neuroscience Pruritus Translational research

Editors and affiliations

  • Chao Ma
    • 1
  • Yuguang Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.Dep of Anatomy,Histology and EmbryologyInst of Basic Med Sci Neroscien CntrBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyPeking Union Medical College HospitalBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-7537-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-7535-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-7537-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-8019
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