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Scientists identify central neural circuit for itch sensation

10:00 EDT 17 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

Itching is an unpleasant sensation associated with the desire to scratch, and the itch sensation is an important protective mechanism for animals. However, chronic itch, often seen in patients with skin and liver diseases, remains a challenging clinical problem as uncontrollable scratching causes severe skin and tissue damage.

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