PAIN MECHANISMS

neural mechanisms which mediate pain. These continue from peripheral nerve endings onto the cerebral cortex, particularly the cingulate gyrus.

PAIN MECHANISMS: "Regardless as to whether the pain is stemming from sensory or cognitive receptors, pain mechanisms elicit the sensations we actually feel, and they're not pleasant."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PAIN MECHANISMS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pain-mechanisms/ (accessed October 26, 2020).
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