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Pain: A Very Short Introduction

Pain: A Very Short Introduction  

Rob Boddice

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191801815
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198738565.001.0001
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9780198738565
What is pain? How is pain related to emotions, culture, and pleasure? What happens to us when we feel pain? Pain: A Very Short Introduction explores the history, culture, and medical ... More
3. What animals are like

3. What animals are like  

David DeGrazia

in Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.003.0003
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9780192853608
If we see an animal in a state of fright or pain, it is natural to assume that they have the same feelings as we might. But is this well-grounded? ‘What animals are like’ using empirical ... More
4. Recreational drugs

4. Recreational drugs  

Les Iversen

in Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191808210
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.003.0004
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‘Recreational drugs’ explores the origins, mechanisms, and criminalization of many widely used drugs. Many recreational drugs are legal including alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine, which are ... More
1. A remarkable fact

1. A remarkable fact  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0001
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9780199590605
Today, we can expect to live decades longer than any generation before us. Dire poverty and many forms of oppression are on the decline. So we should be at our happiest. ‘A remarkable fact’ ... More
8. Chronic pain

8. Chronic pain  

Rob Boddice

in Pain: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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9780191801815
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10.1093/actrade/9780198738565.003.0009
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9780198738565
Chronic pain is normally considered to involve pain lasting at least three months. It is associated with many conditions and experienced in a variety of ways. Chronic pain sufferers often ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Rob Boddice

in Pain: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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9780191801815
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10.1093/actrade/9780198738565.003.0001
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9780198738565
Pain is very difficult to define. The Introduction explains that a true understanding of physical and emotional pain must take into account biological, psychological, and social factors. ... More
3. Pain and the machine

3. Pain and the machine  

Rob Boddice

in Pain: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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9780191801815
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10.1093/actrade/9780198738565.003.0004
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9780198738565
Mind-body dualism dominated Western medicine from the Enlightenment due, in part, to the philosopher René Descartes (1596–1650) who famously reduced the body’s functioning to mechanics. ... More
Drugs: A Very Short Introduction

Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Les Iversen

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191808210
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.001.0001
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9780198745792
Drugs: A Very Short Introduction provides a non-technical account of how drugs work in the body. The 20th century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on medicinal drugs, with ... More
3. Attending

3. Attending  

Richard Passingham

in Cognitive Neuroscience: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191828607
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786221.003.0003
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9780198786221
‘Attending’ considers the following questions: Why do some patients neglect things to their left after a stroke? Why does attending to something else decrease the feeling of pain? Why is it ... More
8. A good life

8. A good life  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0008
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9780199590605
What do we mean by a good life? A good life must come to an end. ‘A good life’ looks at what could be said to constitute such a life. There are two fundamental parts: whether your life is ... More
9. Cultures of pain

9. Cultures of pain  

Rob Boddice

in Pain: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191801815
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10.1093/actrade/9780198738565.003.0010
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9780198738565
What happens to the body and mind in a pain state is always mediated through the broad social context of the sufferer. No amount of searching in the brain and central nervous system alone ... More
2. How drugs work

2. How drugs work  

Les Iversen

in Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191808210
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.003.0002
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9780198745792
‘How drugs work’ outlines the basic mechanisms of pharmacology. Drugs are chemicals that can be naturally occurring or man-made, and which can be administered in a variety of ways. They can ... More
5. Making new medicines

5. Making new medicines  

Les Iversen

in Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191808210
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.003.0005
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9780198745792
‘Making new medicines’ outlines the process of developing and marketing new drugs. Advanced techniques provide scientists with many potential receptor targets. Compounds which may affect ... More
1. History

1. History  

Les Iversen

in Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191808210
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.003.0001
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9780198745792
‘History’ outlines the knowledge and use of drugs through the ages. Early written records of medicinal drugs are known to have existed in a range of ancient cultures, including the Greek, ... More
3. Making illnesses better

3. Making illnesses better  

James Yeates

in Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191833366
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790969.003.0003
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9780198790969
An obvious part of veterinary science is about making animals better when they are ill, injured, or disabled. ‘Making illnesses better’ explains the processes involved in identifying what ... More
8. Applying behaviour

8. Applying behaviour  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0008
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Our behaviour as humans has profound effects on the lives of other animals. ‘Applying behaviour’ explores some of the ways that we can use an understanding of animal behaviour to reduce our ... More
8. Epicurean ethics

8. Epicurean ethics  

Catherine Wilson

in Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780191808951
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688326.003.0008
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9780199688326
The Epicurean moral tenets concern living, loving, and dying. Their recommendations reflect the conviction that although pain and pleasure can be felt as either ‘psychological’ or ... More

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