GATE-CONTROL THEORY OF PAIN

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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., Sam M.S., "GATE-CONTROL THEORY OF PAIN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gate-control-theory-of-pain/ (accessed December 1, 2022).

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