pain felt in an area remote from the site of origin.
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Also called synalgia.
Origin of referred pain
First recorded in 1895–1900
Words nearby referred pain
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British Dictionary definitions for referred pain
psychol pain felt in the body at some place other than its actual place of origin
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Medical definitions for 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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