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Pain: From molecules to suffering

 

 
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What is pain: a sensation, an experience, a symptom, or even a disease? We are all familiar with this deceptively simple term, but when it comes to description simplicity ends. No single definition seems to be able to encapsulate all the nuances of pain, which range from simple sensations to complex emotional experiences such as […]

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What is pain: a sensation, an experience, a symptom, or even a disease?

We are all familiar with this deceptively simple term, but when it comes to description simplicity ends. No single definition seems to be able to encapsulate all the nuances of pain, which range from simple sensations to complex emotional experiences such as grief and suffering.

by Troels Staehelin Jensen

Nature Reviews Neuroscience


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