THE BIOCHEMICAL ORIGIN OF PAINby Sota Omoigui

Glossary of Terms

Cytokine ———————– Inflammatory Mediator

Hyperalgesia —————– abnormally severe pain

Allodynia ———————– pain due to normally innocuous stimuli

Neuralgia ———————- nerve pain

Neuron ————————– nerve

Neuropathic pain ———— nerve pain

Nociceptor &##8212;—————– a peripheral nerve organ or mechanism for the reception and transmission of painful or injurious stimuli.

Nociceptive ——————- he process of pain transmission usually relating to a receptive nerve cell or painful sensation.

Extravasation —————- leakage of fluid from blood vessels

Vasoactive ——————– constricts or dilates blood

Sciatica ———————— Ipain along the sciatic nerve

Herniated disk ————— Extruded or bulging out disk

Tendonitis ——————— inflammation of tendon(s)

Synovial lining —————- lining of the joint

Bursa ————————— a small sac containing fluid that lies between bone and other moving structures such as muscles, skin or tendons

Bursitis ————————- inflammation of a bursa