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Pain: It’s more than a sensation – Dr. Howard Fields

Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

Session Objectives:

1.       Understand how expectation can either increase or decrease pain.

2.       Know the physiological function of endogenous opioids in pain control.

3.       Understand how competing motivations such as hunger affect behavioral responses to noxious stimuli.

Dr. Fields is a luminary in the field of pain medicine and research, having made seminal discoveries in mechanisms of top-down pain modulation, placebo, opioids and addiction.


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