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What is pain?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Pain hurts

Pain is an unpleasant sensation and emotional experience that one's brain and nerves create from electrical and chemical signals transmitted by sensors in the body.
Pain means there is real or potential tissue damage happening. Pain is not just a physical sensation, but is molded by a person's attitudes, beliefs, personality, and social surroundings, and does affect his or her emotional health.

In brief: Pain hurts

Pain is an unpleasant sensation and emotional experience that one's brain and nerves create from electrical and chemical signals transmitted by sensors in the body.
Pain means there is real or potential tissue damage happening. Pain is not just a physical sensation, but is molded by a person's attitudes, beliefs, personality, and social surroundings, and does affect his or her emotional health.
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