pain asymbolia


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pain asymbolia

A rare neurological condition in which a person experiences pain, does not find it troubling, but is indifferent to it.
See also: asymbolia
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Another disorder that must be ruled out is pain asymbolia. Patients with this pathology have lesions in the anterior cingulate and insular cortex that produce a loss of the affective-emotional component of pain and lesions in the primary and secondary somatosensory cortex which generate loss of discrimination to the sensory-discriminative component of pain (5).