Crozier, Stacie
February 2005
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Feb2005, Vol. 136 Issue 2, p148
Academic Journal
Reports on research published in the January 2005 issue of the journal “Human Molecular Genetics” indicating that pain perception is genetic. Researchers' identification of the enzyme catecholamine-O-methyltransferase (COMT) as an indicator of how sensitive a person is to painful stimulation; Greater likelihood of people with lower levels of COMT to develop temporomandibular joint disorder and to develop other chronic pain conditions.


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