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Neurons Firing Together Generate Spontaneous Pain
Abnormal sympathetic neuron growth leads to simultaneous activation of clusters of sensory neurons, causing the difficult-to-treat sensation.
Neurons Firing Together Generate Spontaneous Pain
Neurons Firing Together Generate Spontaneous Pain

Abnormal sympathetic neuron growth leads to simultaneous activation of clusters of sensory neurons, causing the difficult-to-treat sensation.

Abnormal sympathetic neuron growth leads to simultaneous activation of clusters of sensory neurons, causing the difficult-to-treat sensation.

sympathetic nervous system
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