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a diagnostic divide used for discerning the quantity, seriousness, and form of pain. A front and rear observation of the human body is given, and the person is provided with directions on how to discern the area and form of pain utilizing particular symbols.

PAIN DRAWING: "Pain drawings are sometimes used in hospitals when children are the patient and they have a hard time describing exactly how they feel as fluently as an adult could."

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