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Encyclopedia of Pain

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Table of contents (5355 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-lxxvii

About this book

This is the most comprehensive overview available anywhere on the broad, multi-faceted and complex topic of pain – and the rapidly evolving scientific and medical disciplines that seek to understand, assess and treat pain.

The second edition of the Encyclopedia of Pain is fully updated and has been expanded by over 100 new essays.It includes more than 3,000 entries and provides clear, detailed and up-to-date coverage of the current state of research, and treatment of pain. In addition, detailed essays provide in-depth information on all aspects of nociception and pain, including substrates, causes, pathophysiology, symptoms and signs, diagnoses and treatment. More than 600 color figures enhance understanding of this too-little-understood topic.

Solidly structured and inclusive, this reference is an invaluable tool for clinical scientists and practitioners in academia, health care and industry, as well as students, teachers and interested laypersons.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This is a comprehensive book about the etiology, pathogenesis, treatment, and complications of the sensory physiology in the nervous system. … There is no doubt in my mind that this will be an outstanding reference book for years to come. I suggest it to doctors, researchers, students, fellows, physiologists, and anyone with an interest in pain research.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, August, 2014)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Anesthesiology, Center for Pain Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

    Gerald F. Gebhart

  • Physiologisches Institut der, Universität Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

    Robert F. Schmidt

About the editors

Robert F. Schmidt studied Medicine at the Heidelberg University in Germany. He then joined the laboratory of Sir John C. Eccles at the Australian National University in Canberra, where
he received his Ph.D. He subsequently moved to the Julius Maximilians
University in Wuerzburg, where he became Director of the Institute of Physiology. At present he continues to work in Wuerzburg,
and he is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Tuebingen and an “Investigador Visitante“ at the University Miguel Hernández
in Alicante, Spain. In recognition of his work on physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms of nociception and pain, he has received numerous honors and awards as well as honorary membership in a number of international and national scientific societies.

Gerald F. Gebhart is Professor and Director of the Center for Pain Research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA.

He has published more than 350 articles in journals and books.

Dr. Gebhart's awards include the Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. unrestricted Pain Research Award (1989–1994); the Fredrick W.L. Kerr Award, American Pain Society (1994); Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston-Lanier Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (1997). In 2003, Dr. Gebhart won the American Pain Society’s Distinguished Service Award, and in 2004, the Purdue Pharma Prize for Pain Research.

In 2004, he was a highly cited researcher in neuroscience (Thomson-ISI).

Gerald F. Gebhart is Professor and Director of the Center for Pain Research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA.

He has published more than 350 articles in journals and books.

Dr. Gebhart's awards include the Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. unrestricted Pain Research Award (1989–1994); the Fredrick W.L. Kerr Award, American Pain Society (1994); Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston-Lanier Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (1997). In 2003, Dr. Gebhart won the American Pain Society’s Distinguished Service Award, and in 2004, the Purdue Pharma Prize for Pain Research.

In 2004, he was a highly cited researcher in neuroscience (Thomson-ISI).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Encyclopedia of Pain

  • Editors: Gerald F. Gebhart, Robert F. Schmidt

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28753-4

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Reference Module Biomedical and Life Sciences

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-28752-7Published: 18 November 2013

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-28753-4Published: 11 December 2013

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: LXXVII, 4348

  • Number of Illustrations: 310 b/w illustrations, 485 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Neurosciences, Pain Medicine, Psychiatry

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