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Pain Research and Treatment
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 741746, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/741746
Review Article

Dysfunctional Neurotransmitter Systems in Fibromyalgia, Their Role in Central Stress Circuitry and Pharmacological Actions on These Systems

Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 2B2

Received 21 April 2011; Accepted 11 July 2011

Academic Editor: Charles Vierck

Copyright © 2012 Susanne Becker and Petra Schweinhardt. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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