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PAIN ENDURANCE

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the quantity of time which pain of a specific intensity can be withstood.

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PAIN MANAGEMENT

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the inhibition, lessening, or ridding of physical or cognitive suffering or discomfort, that might be attained by pharmacotherapy, behavioral techniques, neurological and anesthesiologic techniques, complementary or alternative techniques, or a mixture of these. A vast array of psychological interventions have been utilized with success in remediation to help people in coping with or managing their pain.

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PAIN MECHANISMS

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neural mechanisms which mediate pain. These continue from peripheral nerve endings onto the cerebral cortex, particularly the cingulate gyrus.

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PAIN PATHWAY

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any neural pathway which mediates feelings of pain.

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PAIN PERCEPTION

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the understanding of physiological pain, generally invoked by stimulants which elicit or threaten to elicit tissue injury. Commonly referred to as nociception,

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PAIN SCALE

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a standardized rating scale for judging the act of encountering pain. It might take the shape of oral self-depiction, numerical ranking, or graphical descriptions of faces.

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PAIN SENSE

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a sense, consisting of free nerve endings on the body's exterior and in some interior organs, which renders a particular effect recognized as pain, particularly whenever tissue damage takes place.

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PAIN THRESHOLD

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the intensity wherein a stimulant starts cultivating pain.

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PAIN TOLERANCE

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the most significant intensity of pain which can be withstood voluntarily.

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PAINFUL SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

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discomfort happening during coitus, that might spam from irritation, if the vagina is swollen due to a bacterial infection, to intense and serious pain by deep penetration, especially whenever the uterus is retroverted.

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