Book section icon

Book section

Spinal and Supraspinal Mechanisms of Placebo Analgesia

Abstract:

Placebo analgesia is an illustrative example of the impact that psychological factors can have on the experience of pain. While this form of pain modulation is mediated by multiple neurobiological mechanisms, one influential explanation posits that a descending pain control system contributes to placebo effects in pain. Here, we first give an overview of descending pain control as established in animal studies, focusing on an opioid-dependent system that includes the periaqueductal gray (PAG)...

Expand abstract

Actions


Access Document


Authors


Eippert, F More by this author
Büchel, C More by this author
Publisher:
Elsevier Inc.
Pages:
53-71
Host title:
Placebo and Pain: From Bench to Bedside
Publication date:
2013-10-05
DOI:
URN:
uuid:ddb281e6-51eb-4355-8c20-12fee2bef7ee
Source identifiers:
439596
Local pid:
pubs:439596
ISBN:
9780123979285

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP