Journal article

The revised International Association for the Study of Pain definition of pain: concepts, challenges, and compromises.

Srinivasa N Raja, Daniel B Carr, Milton Cohen, Nanna B Finnerup, Herta Flor, Stephen Gibson, Francis J Keefe, Jeffrey S Mogil, Matthias Ringkamp, Kathleen A Sluka, Xue-Jun Song, Bonnie Stevens, Mark D Sullivan, Perri R Tutelman, Takahiro Ushida, Kyle Vader

Pain | Published : 2020


The current International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) definition of pain as "An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage" was recommended by the Subcommittee on Taxonomy and adopted by the IASP Council in 1979. This definition has become accepted widely by health care professionals and researchers in the pain field and adopted by several professional, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations, including the World Health Organization. In recent years, some in the field have reasoned that advances in our understanding of pain warrant a reevaluation of the definition and have proposed m..

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