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Cancer pain
Pain related to a variety of causes as a result of cancer and/or the metastasis of cancer.
(severe pain)
Central pain
Pain resulting from any disorder that causes central nervous system (CNS)damage.
Neuropathic pain
Pain that results from a disturbance of function or pathologic change in a nerve.
Ex: Shingles
NSAIDs
A large, chemically diverse group of drugs that are analgesics and also possess antiinflammatory and antipyretic activity but are not steroids.
Opioid analgesics
Synthetic narcotic agents that bind to the mu, kappa, and delta receptors to relieve pain but are not themselves derived from the opium plant.
Pain
An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Pain is a subjective and individual experience; it can be defined as whatever the experiencing person says it is and it exists whenever he or she says it does.
Phantom pain
Pain experienced in a body part that has been surgically or traumatically removed.
Psychogenic pain
Pain that is psychologic in nature but is truly real pain in terms of actual pain impulses that travel through nerve cells.
Referred pain
Pain occurring in an area away from the organ of origin.
Ex: heart attack-arm or jaw pain.
Vascular pain
Pain that results from a pathology of the vascular or perivascular tissues.