Definitions for "NEUROPATHIC PAIN"
Pain produced by a malfunctioning of the (CNS) central nervous system
can occur from injury to peripheral nerves that have been cut or exposed to chemotherapeutic agents or viruses.
Definition: Chronic pain which sets in following nerve injury (e.g. following crush, transection or compression of nerves or following nerve degeneration produced by diseases such as diabetes or by viral infections). The underlying mechanisms include chronic alterations in peripheral as well as central components of pain pathways.