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Conceptual basis of pain medicine: Basic sciences

This guide contains resources intended to support and assist those entering the pain medicine training program to gain the essential knowledge required. They are not intended to be exclusive, rather to stimulate interest and encourage learning.

Articles and publications

Giordano J. The neurobiology of nociceptive and anti-nociceptive systems. Pain Physician 2005;8(3):277-290.

​Siddall PJ, Cousins MJ. Introduction to pain mechanisms: implications for neural blockade. In: Cousins MJ, Bridenbaugh PO, Carr D, Horlocker T. (eds.), Neural Blockade in Clinical Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 4th ed., Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009. pp. 661-692.

Woolf CJ. Central sensitization: implications for the diagnosis and treatment of pain. Pain 2011;152(3 Suppl):S2-15.

American Society of Addiction Medicine. Definition of addiction [Internet]. 2011. From: Accessed 2 September 2014.

Visser EJ, Davies SJ. What is Pain? II: Pain Expression and Behaviour, Evolutionary Concepts, Models and Philosophies.In. Riley R (ed). Australasian Anaesthesia. Melbourne, Vic.: Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, 2009. pp. 35-43.

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