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2024 Feb 08

Br J Anaesth


Chronic nicotine exposure elicits pain hypersensitivity through activation of dopaminergic projections to anterior cingulate cortex.


Chen D, Shen L, Zhang YZ, Kan BF, Lou QQ, Long DD, Huang JY, Zhang Z, Hu SS, Wang D


Cigarette smoking is commonly reported among chronic pain patients in the clinic. Although chronic nicotine exposure is directly linked to nociceptive hypersensitivity in rodents, underlying neurobiological mechanisms remain unknown.