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Definition of Referred pain

Referred pain: Pain felt at a site other than where the cause is situated. An example is the pain from the pancreas, which is felt in the back. Pain in internal organs is often referred to sites distant from them. Mechanisms of referred pain are complex, and are related to innervations of organs by afferent pain fibers which following similar paths as the sympathetic nervous system.

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Medically speaking, the term "myalgia" refers to what type of pain? See Answer
Reviewed on 12/21/2018
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