referred pain

noun Pathology.

pain felt in an area remote from the site of origin.

Origin of referred pain

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called synalgia. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for referred pain

referred pain


psychol pain felt in the body at some place other than its actual place of origin
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Medicine definitions for referred pain

referred pain

[ rĭ-fûrd ]


Pain that is felt in a part of the body at a distance from its area of origin.
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