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Chapter 1 Definitions
KEY POINTS 1. It is imperative that the differences among nociception, pain, and suffering be recognized so that patients can be appropriately evaluated and treated. 2. Paresthesias may or may not be painful. 3. An understanding of breakthrough pain is important to providing a patient with optimal pain control. 4. Recognizing the differences among addiction, pseudoaddiction, physical dependence, and tolerance are essential to effectively prescribing analgesics to patients with chronic pai
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KEY POINTS 1. Pain can be classified according to inferred pathophysiology, time course, location, or etiology. 2. Proper pain classification may aid in the proper treatment of the pain problem. 3. Chronic non–cancer-related pain significantly differs from acute pain in that chronic non–cancer-related pain serves no useful biologic purpose.
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