Chapter 13 Homework
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the impulses related to acute pain are usually transmitted by
myelinated A delta fibers
in which structure do pain impulses ascend the spinal cord?
the spinothalmic tract
according to the gate-control theory, passage of pain impulses may be naturally blocked
at the synapse by entry of oher sensory impulses
what is the term used to describe the degree of pain that is endured before an individual takes action?
what is the definition of endorphins?
opiate-like blocking agents in the central nervous system
pain percieved in the left arm during the course of a heart attack is an example of
a headache that is related to changes in cerebral blood flow is classified as a ________ headache
what is a common analgesic administered to control a moderate level of pain?
which of the following applies to spinal anesthesia?
the drug is injected into CSF or the epidural space of the spinal cord
which of the following occurs frequently with acute pain but not with chronic pain?
a stress response
what is the role in nociceptors? they are
pain receptors that are stimulated by thermal, chemical, or physical means
intractable pain is best described as
severe pain that cannot be controlled by medication
which of the following statements is true?
young infants respond to pain with tachycardia and increased blood pressure
ibuprofen is classified as an nsaid and particular useful in treating
pain caused by inflammation
which of the following analgesics acts to reduce pain at the peripheral site?