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1(d)). Eight ATP receptors have been identiﬁed so far. Of these the purine ion channel P2X3 seems of importance in nocieptive pathways and appears to be sensitized by warm temperatures. Peripheral glutamate Glutamate is important in central sensitization, but it may also contribute to peripheral hyperalgesia. The three ion channel receptors for glutamate (alphaamino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA), kainate and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors) have been detected on nociceptors.
Markedly reduced responses to acute noxious stimuli. Reduced pain behaviour in models of chronic neuropathic and inﬂammatory pain. Inhibition at the segmental level of the spinal cord and diffuse noxious inhibitory control The perception of pain in one part of the body can be reduced by application of a noxious stimulus to another body region. The idea that ‘pain inhibits pain’ has been used as the rationale behind therapeutic strategies employing counter irritation. A neurophysiological basis for this is provided by diffuse noxious inhibitory control (DNIC).
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