pain sensation

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Noun1.pain sensation - a somatic sensation of acute discomfort; "as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"
somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia - the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations; "he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes"
mittelschmerz - pain in the area of the ovary that is felt at the time of ovulation (usually midway through the menstrual cycle)
phantom limb pain - pain felt by an amputee that seems to be located in the missing limb
twinge - a sharp stab of pain
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He described a severe pain sensation in the skin over the superficial peroneal nerve innervation during cutaneous sensory examination of his left foot with a soft cotton.
This finding, made possible by recent advances in technology, suggests that research doesn't yet fully understand fascia's key roles in spatial orientation and pain sensation.
Usually, TrkA detects inflammation and kicks off a molecular reaction that produces pain sensation by activating TRPV1.
The pain sensation was present constantly in the anterior part of the shoulder, spreading to the left upper arm.
There are numerous pain theories that can be used to explain why the use of attention focusing activities during labor is helpful to decrease pain sensation.
Pre and post examinations demonstrated strong reduction tendencies of general symptoms as well as jaw pain sensation.
Once active in the body, capsaicin can bind to nerve cell receptors and change pain sensation and it may also have important anti-cancer and blood sugar balancing properties.
Vincenzo Di Marzo is an expert in the brains endocannabinoid system, a group of chemical signals responsible for physiological processes such as appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory.
Receptors for endocannabinoids are found throughout the body and brain, and the endocannabinoid system is implicated in a variety of physiological processes -- including appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory.