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The burden of pain on the shoulders of aging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14603024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
More than 9% of the world population is older than 60. With age comes additional vulnerability to pain and the accumulation of insults that can engender ongoing misery. Insights into molecular and cellular aspects of pain might help escort people more comfortably into the senior ranks, but research that specifically addresses pain in the elderly is only now gearing up. Although a comprehensive understanding of how aging affects pain--and vice versa--is far off, experts report a good outlook for helping the millions of undertreated older people who experience pain on a daily basis.
Mary Beckman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2002-12-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science of aging knowledge environment : SAGE KE     Volume:  2002     ISSN:  1539-6150     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci Aging Knowledge Environ     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-06     Completed Date:  2003-11-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101146039     Medline TA:  Sci Aging Knowledge Environ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  oa1     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aging / pathology*
Middle Aged
Nociceptors / physiology
Pain / etiology*

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