Continuing Education Courses

PMCP 2: Pain Physiology

Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinary Techs

Stephen A. Greene, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVAA
Professor in Anesthesiology


This is the second module of the Pain Management Certificate Program.  It can either be taken independently or as a complete program.  If you would like to take the whole program please click here.

In this module, Dr. Stephen Greene presents an overview of the physiology of pain, the five sites of analgesic action and distinguishing pain types. Specific topics covered in this overview are:

  • Types of Pain
  • Receptors and Transmitters
  • Sensitization
  • Anatomy of Pain
  • The Five Sites of Analgesic Action
  • Distinguishing:
    • Physiologic vs Pathologic Pain
    • Acute vs Chronic Pain
    • Somatic vs Visceral Pain

Course recorded August 2015.

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