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dc.contributor.advisorMeagher, Mary W.en_US
dc.creatorGrimes, Jeffrey Scotten_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-09-30T01:48:06Z
dc.date.available2004-09-30T01:48:06Z
dc.date.created2003-12en_US
dc.date.issued2004-09-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/249
dc.description.abstractIn searching for new human pain models that more closely resemble clinical pain states, the capsaicin pain model has emerged as a viable model for both inflammatory and neuropathic pain states. A principal benefit of the capsaicin model is that it allows study of two different pain processes, primary and secondary hyperalgesia. Primary hyperalgesia is characterized by spontaneous pain and both heat and mechanical hyperalgesia. In addition, it is likely the result of activation and sensitization of both peripheral and central nociceptors. In contrast, secondary hyperalgesia is characterized by only mechanical hyperalgesia and is caused by the sensitization of central nociceptive neurons. Previous research utilizing the capsaicin pain model has primarily focused on the neural properties with little focus on the impact of affective states on capsaicin-related pain processes. The present study examined the impact of a noise stressor on both primary and secondary hyperalgesia. Results indicated that the effects of the noise stressor impacted secondary hyperalgesia, but not primary hyperalgesia.en_US
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.subjectpainen_US
dc.subjectstressen_US
dc.subjectemotionen_US
dc.subjectcapsaicinen_US
dc.subjecthyperalgesiaen_US
dc.subjecthuman pain modelsen_US
dc.subjectpain modulationen_US
dc.titleThe impact of a noise stressor on capsaicin-induced primary and secondary hyperalgesiaen_US
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAllen, Colin F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGrau, James W.en_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen_US


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