Pain: Types, Mechanisms, and Treatment


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1. The nociceptor releases substance P _____.

2. _____ is a relay station for pain signals in the brain coming in from the rest of the body.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nociception is the process behind pain, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help you test your understanding of the vocabulary and characteristics associated with it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the characteristics of:

  • The hypothalamus
  • Endorphins
  • The region of the brain that relays pain signals
  • The substance involved in signaling pain
  • The nerve cells that sense pain

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on pain characteristics
  • Making connections - use your understanding of nociceptors in the process of nociception
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define types of neurotransmitters, such as Substance P and glutamate
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process of nociception

Additional Learning

Make sure to also read the corresponding lesson called Pain: Types, Mechanisms, and Treatment. The lesson has these objectives:

  • Explain the concept of pain
  • Define nociception
  • Explore the benefits of the ability to feel pain
  • Cover the types of noxious stimuli
  • Define nociceptors
  • Explore the pathways of pain through the body
  • Define glutamate, substance P, endorphins, thalamus, and hypothalamus
  • Explain other types of pain