congenital insensitivity to pain

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congenital insensitivity to pain



A rare defect in perception of pain in which children are born with an inherited sensory and autonomic neuropathy and a markedly reduced ability to perceive painful experiences, e.g., bone and joint injuries, lacerations, and abrasions.
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Congenital analgesia takes place as the result of a defect in the gene called "SCN9A.
Gardell's Steve suffers from congenital analgesia in "This Hurts,'' so when Molly Buckey's Marvalyn accidently smacks him with an ironing board, he can't feel it.
CIP, also known as congenital analgesia, is a rare condition characterized by a person's inability to feel physical pain.
The movie does feature graphic sex and several bloody fight scenes featuring a vicious henchman who has congenital analgesia - a rare condition that means he suffers no pain.

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