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Chronic Pain Marker Found In The Brain
2013-09-18 06:02:04

[ Watch the Video: Pain in the Brain with Dr. Vania Apkarian ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By using brain scans on chronic pain sufferers, neuroscientists based in Chicago have discovered a connection between the brain and experiencing chronic pain, according to a report in the journal Pain. "We may have found an anatomical marker for chronic pain in the brain," said study author Vania Apkarian, a professor of physiology at Northwestern University Feinberg...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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