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Chronic Pain

"Chronic Pain" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Aching sensation that persists for more than a few months. It may or may not be associated with trauma or disease, and may persist after the initial injury has healed. Its localization, character, and timing are more vague than with acute pain.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Chronic Pain" by people in this website by year, and whether "Chronic Pain" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 45 publications over 9 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2018
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