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Clinical Pain Disordersa 

Clinical Pain Disordersa
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Clinical Pain Disordersa
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James C. Watson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190244927.003.0062
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date: 21 October 2019

The International Association for the Study of Pain defines neuropathic pain as pain that is initiated or caused by a lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system in the peripheral or central nervous system. Several well-recognized descriptors for neuropathic pain suggest a neuropathic rather than nociceptive pathophysiology (hot, burning, painful cold, freezing, prickling or tingling, pins and needles, electrical, shooting, stabbing, lancinating, and itching).

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