Neural processing of itch

Tasuku Akiyama, Earl Carstens

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Abstract

While considerable effort has been made to investigate the neural mechanisms of pain, much less effort has been devoted to itch, at least until recently. However, itch is now gaining increasing recognition as a widespread and costly medical and socioeconomic issue. This is accompanied by increasing interest in the underlying neural mechanisms of itch, which has become a vibrant and rapidly-advancing field of research. The goal of the present forefront review is to describe the recent progress that has been made in our understanding of itch mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)697-671
Number of pages27
JournalNeuroscience
Volume250
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 10 2013

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Keywords

  • Itch
  • Pruritogens
  • Pruritus
  • Scratching behavior
  • Spinal cord
  • Trigeminal caudalis

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Neural processing of itch. / Akiyama, Tasuku; Carstens, Earl.

In: Neuroscience, Vol. 250, 10.10.2013, p. 697-671.

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Akiyama, T & Carstens, E 2013, 'Neural processing of itch', Neuroscience, vol. 250, pp. 697-671. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.07.035
Akiyama, Tasuku ; Carstens, Earl. / Neural processing of itch. In: Neuroscience. 2013 ; Vol. 250. pp. 697-671.
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