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Pain is a subjective sensory experience that can, mostly, be reported but cannot be directly measured or quantified. Nevertheless, a suite of biomarkers related to mechanisms, neural activity, and susceptibility offer the possibility-especially when used in combination-to produce objective pain-related indicators with the specificity and sensitivity required for diagnosis and for evaluation of risk of developing pain and of analgesic efficacy. Such composite biomarkers will also provide improved understanding of pain pathophysiology.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.neuron.2019.02.019

Type

Journal article

Journal

Neuron

Publication Date

06/03/2019

Volume

101

Pages

783 - 800