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Drug tolerance

does not have to do with addiction. It happens when the body adjusts to the dose

Drug Addiction

taking drug for non therapeutic effects. "It takes away emotional pain"

if you have an addict you should TREAT PAIN

Pain Threshold

from the moment you start to feel pain., the lowest intensity of stimulation at which pain is experienced

Pain tolerance

how much pain can you stand

Acute pain has what symptoms?

sympathetic symptoms-
increase in BP
increase in breathing rate

How long does pain have to occur for until it is classified as chronic?

2-6 weeks

gate sensory

introduce competing stimulus such as a back rub

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