referred pain


referred pain
referred pain n a pain subjectively localized in one region though due to irritation in another region

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pain felt in a part of the body other than where it might be expected. An abscess beneath the diaphragm, for example, may cause a referred pain in the shoulder area, while heart disorders may cause pain in the left arm and fingers. The confusion arises because sensory nerves from different parts of the body share common pathways when they reach the spinal cord.

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pain felt in a part other than that in which the cause that produced it is situated.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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