Question and answer
what is referred pain and how can or could it be dangerous?
Referred pain (also reflective pain)[1] is pain perceived at a location other than the site of the painful stimulus. [ An example is the case of ischemia brought on by a myocardial infarction (heart attack), where pain is often felt in the neck, shoulders, and back rather than in the chest, the site of the injury. The International Association for the Study of Pain, as of 2001, has not
officially defined the term; hence several authors have defined the term differently. Radiation is different from referred pain. The pain related to a myocardial infarction could either be referred pain or pain radiating from the chest. Classically the pain associated with a myocardial infarction is located in the mid or left side of the chest where the heart is actually located. The pain can radiate to the left side of the jaw and into the left arm. Referred pain is when the pain is located away from or adjacent to the organ involved. Referred pain would be when a person has pain only in their jaw or left arm, but not in the chest. Myocardial infarction can rarely present as referred pain and this usually occurs in people with[2] diabetes or older age. Physicians and scientists have known about referred pain since the late 1880s. Despite an increasing amount of literature on the subject, the mechanism of referred pain is unknown, although there are several hypotheses. ]
Expert answered|amie12wyn|Points 60|
Question
Asked 11/21/2012 5:44:19 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
21,047,071 questions answered
Popular Conversations
__________ is someone whose opinion is valued in the decision-making ...
Weegy: The INFLUENCER is someone whose opinion is valued in the decision-making process. User: the person who ...
5/23/2015 12:34:09 PM| 2 Answers
What does polynomial mean?
Weegy: The degree of a polynomial is the highest degree of its terms when the polynomial is expressed in its canonical ...
5/23/2015 12:53:01 PM| 2 Answers
It is expected that US forests will _______. a. not be able to meet ...
Weegy: It is expected that US forests will provide increasingly cheaper timber. User: Which of the following best ...
5/23/2015 11:00:26 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
Points 706 [Total 1236]| Ratings 2| Comments 686| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 515 [Total 523]| Ratings 1| Comments 505| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
Points 460 [Total 852]| Ratings 1| Comments 450| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
P
P
1
P
1
Points 248 [Total 8994]| Ratings 0| Comments 248| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
Points 235 [Total 2712]| Ratings 0| Comments 235| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 67 [Total 8250]| Ratings 0| Comments 67| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 56 [Total 3810]| Ratings 2| Comments 36| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 33 [Total 53]| Ratings 0| Comments 33| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
R
Points 28 [Total 1315]| Ratings 0| Comments 28| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 14 [Total 14]| Ratings 0| Comments 14| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2015 Purple Inc.