Central transmission: From skin to brain

Tejesh Surendra Patel, Gil Yosipovitch

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Since 1660, itch has been defined as an unpleasant sensation associated with the desire to scratch.1 This definition encompasses both sensory and cognitive aspects of the itch experience. However, the manner in which this sensory stimulus transmits from the skin to the brain for processing has only recently been elucidated. This chapter will describe the flow of neural information that pertains to pruritus from the peripheral to the central nervous system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPruritus
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781848823211
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)


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