Anatomy and Physiology of Acute Pain

  • Rajesh Gupta
  • Dilip Patel


  1. 1.
    Characteristics of acute pain:
    1. (a)

      Acute pain is associated with temporal reduction in intensity.

    2. (b)

      Acute pain serves no adaptive purpose.

    3. (c)

      Inflammatory pain is classified under nociceptive pain.

    4. (d)

      Visceral pain does not radiate in dermatomal pattern.

    5. (e)

      Primary hyperalgesia is seen at the site of injury.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Gupta
    • 1
  • Dilip Patel
    • 2
  1. 1.Anaesthesia and Pain MedicineFrimley Park Hospital, Frimley Health Foundation Trust Anaesthesia and Pain MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of AnaesthesiaRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

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