PAIN: a more or less localized sensation of discomfort, distress, or agony, resulting from the stimulation of specialized nerve endings. It serves as a protective mechanism insofar as it induces the sufferer to remove or withdraw from the source.

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  • history of analgesia and anesthesia
  • nociceptive pain
  • neuropathic pain
  • complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • headache
  • cluster headache
  • tension-type headache
  • migraine
  • lumbago
  • dysesthesia
  • anesthesia

  • history of analgesia and anesthesia :

    People with Val158 SNP COMT are stoics, while people with Met158 SNP COMT (less active in catabolyzing dopamine) suffer most pain.
    Localizations : Scoring : Laboratory examinations : Therapy : Web resources :
  • dysesthesia : distortion of any sense, especially of that of touch or an unpleasant abnormal sensation produced by normal stimuli
  • paraphia / dysaphia / parapsia / parapsis / pseudaphia : a disorder of the sense of touch
  • paresthesia : an abnormal touch sensation, such as burning, prickling, or formication, often in the absence of an external stimulus.
  • Aetiology :
  • paracenesthesia : any abnormality of the general sense of well-being.
  • hyperesthesia : a dysesthesia consisting of increased sensitivity, particularly a painful sensation from a normally painless touch stimulus.
  • Symptoms & signs :
  • deficiencies

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