(a) What is the referred pain? (b) Name at least one reason for such type of pain.
(a) What is the referred pain?
(b) Name at least one reason for such type of pain.
Pain is an uncomfortable feeling in the body that can range in severity depending on the circumstances. The function of pain is to warn the body that injury is currently occurring, or it already has occurred. Pain signals travel through transduction, transmission, perception, and potentially modulation phases when transmitting input from the periphery to the central nervous system.
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Because there are few pain receptors found in the deep/visceral parts of the body, when there is damage to or inflammation of a visceral organ, it is...
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There are different ways to feel or perceive pain, which is the body's biological emergency response to signal that it has experienced physical damage and needs attention. Learn more about the definitions, the two main groups, and the different types of pain, from acute to psychogenic.