GATE-CONTROL THEORY OF PAIN

the name of the hypothesis that the spinal cord regulates the amount of perceived pain reaching the brain by opening or closing gates for the flow of pain impulses.

GATE-CONTROL THEORY OF PAIN: "Gate control theory of pain was proposed by Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GATE-CONTROL THEORY OF PAIN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gate-control-theory-of-pain/ (accessed May 10, 2020).
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