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Related to somatic pain: Neuropathic pain
generally well-localized pain that results from the activation of peripheral nociceptors without injury to the peripheral nerve or central nervous system.
somatic painNeurology Pain arising in nerve endings of muscles, skin, bones; it is highly localizable–the "trademark" indicator of SP is the ability to localize it with “pin point" or fingerpoint precision; Pts describe SP as aching, gnawing Examples Bone Fx, wounds, large bruises, bone metastases. See Pain, Pain management.
so·mat·ic pain(sō-mat'ik pān)
Unpleasant sensation originating in the skin, ligaments, muscles, bones, or joints.
somatic painpain affecting trunk region
1. pertaining to or characteristic of the body or soma.
2. pertaining to the body wall, not the viscera.
somatic afferent system
the system of sensory neurons scattered around the body and responding to pain, touch, temperature and other external stimuli.
see somatic cell.
somatic cell count (SCC)
measurement of somatic cells in milk. An indication of mastitis. See also linear score.
somatic cell hybridization
fusion in the laboratory of two different populations of somatic cells.
see somatic mutation.
somatic myoneural junction
see myoneural junction.
nerves supplying the body wall and limbs.
pain emanating from muscles, skeleton, skin; pain in the parts of the body other than the viscera.
central perceptions of sensory stimuli from the body wall and limbs include touch, temperature, tickle, itch, pain, conscious proprioception.
this postulates that very few immunoglobulins are inherited but there is great diversification in differentiating somatic cells.