Ronald Melzack, McGill University

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Professor Emeritus Psychology Montreal, Quebec ronald.melzack@mcgill.ca

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Prof. Melzack's research deals with pain mechanisms in humans and animals. At the Montreal General Hospital, he and his colleagues are examining the role of the sympathetic nervous system in chronic and acute pain. He is also studying mechanisms involved in labour pain. A major current interest i...

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Bio/Research

Prof. Melzack's research deals with pain mechanisms in humans and animals. At the Montreal General Hospital, he and his colleagues are examining the role of the sympathetic nervous system in chronic and acute pain. He is also studying mechanisms involved in labour pain. A major current interest is phantom limbs in amputees and paraplegics. In studies with animal subjects, he and his students are investigating the analgesia produced by the injection of local anesthetics in discrete areas of the brain. He and his students are also examining the problem of development of tolerance to morphine.

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