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Spinal Transmission


What is the definition of Quantification? NUMBER and TYPE of Pain Fibers activated and FRQUENCY of incoming AP's - Rank/Grade or Intensity
What is the function of the Thalamus? Preliminary Assessment - Crude
What is the function of the Thalamus and Primary Sensory Cortex in modulation? OBJECTIVE Feeling/Sensation
Why is the Primary Sensory Cortex able to better perceive pain? greater Distribution/Density of Mechanothermal Nociceptors
What is the function of the Parietal and Frontal Association areas? Interpretation, Reaction, Pain Tolerance - SUBJECTIVE Feeling/Emotion
What is Pain Tolerance? the REACTION to pain, not the degree of pain felt
What do Maximum Pain AP's look like? Max # and Max Frequency
Created by: Kristel