The mechanism by which the sensation of pain is coded in the peripheral nervous system are reviewed. Activity in a specific group of nerve fibers signals the intensity of pain. The increase in pain sensitivity following a burn to the skin is signaled by the increase responsiveness of a subset of these nerve fibers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||164-165, 168-171|
|Journal||Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Applied Physics Laboratory)|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)