damage to body tissue causing disability in functioning, like nerve injury in multiple sclerosis or injury elicited by radiation. Tissue injury is a typical cause of pain. Cuts, pinpricks, or other painful experiences are joined by the dispersion of histamine or other compounds recognized to arouse pain receptors.

TISSUE DAMAGE: "Tissue damage is quite painful, especially when movement of the area is necessary."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TISSUE DAMAGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tissue-damage/ (accessed September 27, 2021).