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Understanding Pain Receptors Quiz

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1. What are the sensory neurons that are activated by potentially damaging stimuli called?

2. Which type of pain receptor primarily detects temperature and chemical stimulation?

3. What is mainly responsible for the sensation of fast pain or sharp pain?

4. What type of pain fibers are responsible for slow, aching, burning pain?

5. Which of the following neurotransmitters is primarily responsible for the transmission of pain signals in the spinal cord?

6. What is the term that refers to an increased response to painful stimuli?

7. Which type of nociceptors are sensitive to all types of damaging stimuli?

8. Which component of the pain pathway is responsible for emotional responses to pain?

9. Which brain structure is primarily responsible for the perception of pain?

10. What does the gate control theory of pain propose?