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acute pain
is intense and of short duration,usually lasting less than 6 months
chronic pain
is generally characterized as pain lastin longer than 6 months
endorphins
Body contains a natural supply of morphinelike substances (potent polypeptides composed of many amino acids found in the pituitary gland and other area of the Center Nervous System
gate control theory
proposed by Melzack 1983 suggest that pain impulses can be regulated or even blocked by grating mechanisms located along the Central Nervous System.
non -rapid eye movement
(NREM)
is a pocket-sized,batterry- operated device that provides a continuous mild electrical current to skin via electrodes that are attacted to stimulator by flexible wires
noxious
injorious to physical health stimulation of the nerve endings
patient control analgesia (PCA)
a drug delivery allows patients to adminster analgesis whenever needed
Rapid eye movements (REM)
One of the 2 highly individualized sleeping states that follows NREM state. May last from a few minutes to a half an hour and alter with NREM periods; dreaming occurs during this time.
referred pain
is felt at a site other than the injured or diseased organ or part of the body.
synergisyic
the action of two or more substances or organs to acheive an effect of which each is individually incapable
transcutanous electric nerve stimulation TENS
is a pocket-sized ,battery operated device that provides a continuous mild electrical current to the skin via electrodes that are attached to a stimulator by flexible wires
visual analog scale
the patient marks a spot on a horizontal line to indicate pain intensity(intensity increases as the line moves from left to right)
is intense and of short duration,usually lasting less than 6 months

acute pain
is generally characterized as pain lastin longer than 6 months
chronic pain
Body contains a natural supply of morphinelike substances (potent polypeptides composed of many amino acids found in the pituitary gland and other area of the Center Nervous System
endorphins
proposed by Melzack 1983 suggest that pain impulses can be regulated or even blocked by grating mechanisms located along the Central Nervous System.
gate control theory
is a pocket-sized,batterry- operated device that provides a continuous mild electrical current to skin via electrodes that are attacted to stimulator by flexible wires
non -rapid eye movement
(NREM)


injorious to physical health stimulation of the nerve endings
noxious
a drug delivery allows patients to adminster analgesis whenever needed
patient control analgesia (PCA)
One of the 2 highly individualized sleeping states that follows NREM state. May last from a few minutes to a half an hour and alter with NREM periods; dreaming occurs during this time.
Rapid eye movements (REM
is felt at a site other than the injured or diseased organ or part of the body.
referred pain
the action of two or more substances or organs to acheive an effect of which each is individually incapable
synergisyic
is a pocket-sized ,battery operated device that provides a continuous mild electrical current to the skin via electrodes that are attached to a stimulator by flexible wires
transcutanous electric nerve stimulation TENS
the patient marks a spot on a horizontal line to indicate pain intensity(intensity increases as the line moves from left to right



visual analog scale
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