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Descriptor in English: Chronic Pain
Descriptor in Spanish: Dolor Crónico
Descriptor in Portuguese: Dor Crônica
Descriptor in French: Douleur chronique
Entry term(s): Chronic Pain, Widespread
Chronic Pains
Chronic Pains, Widespread
Pain, Chronic
Pain, Widespread Chronic
Pains, Chronic
Pains, Widespread Chronic
Widespread Chronic Pain
Widespread Chronic Pains
Tree number(s): C23.888.592.612.274
Scope note: Aching sensation that persists for more than a few months. It may or may not be associated with trauma or disease, and may persist after the initial injury has healed. Its localization, character, and timing are more vague than with acute pain.
Annotation: differentiate from PAIN, INTRACTABLE
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
History Note: 2012
See also the descriptors: Acute Pain MeSH
DeCS UI: 54522
Descriptor UI: D059350
Date Established: 2012/01/01
Date of Entry: 2011/07/01
Revision Date: 2017/06/20
Chronic Pain - Preferred
Concept UI M0549837
Scope note Aching sensation that persists for more than a few months. It may or may not be associated with trauma or disease, and may persist after the initial injury has healed. Its localization, character, and timing are more vague than with acute pain.
Preferred term Chronic Pain
Entry term(s) Chronic Pains
Pain, Chronic
Pains, Chronic
Widespread Chronic Pain - Narrower
Concept UI M0550486
Scope note A form of chronic pain that tends to be non-localized and wide-reaching.
Preferred term Widespread Chronic Pain
Entry term(s) Chronic Pain, Widespread
Chronic Pains, Widespread
Pain, Widespread Chronic
Pains, Widespread Chronic
Widespread Chronic Pains



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