Pain pp 3-3 | Cite as


  • Hans Werner Pia
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 38)


The first part of the Convention is devoted to the contemporary “state of the art” and research concerning somatic pain. Several experts will report about the origin, transmission, perception and processing of pain, including basic knowledge, chemical neuroanatomy, clinical and experimental physiological findings recorded in the peripheral, sympathetic and central nervous system and the problem of “painmeasurement” in the nociceptive system. Further topics are the important discovery of endogenous opiates and other substances connected with membrane receptors. Clinical contributions to the session will deal with pathogenesis and diagnosis of chronic pain seen in the light of new clinical and experimental research work.

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