from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Pain that is felt in a part of the body at a distance from the area of pathology, as pain in the right shoulder derived from the presence of a gallstone in the bladder.

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  • noun medicine pain perceived at a location other than the site of the painful stimulus

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  • noun pain that is felt at a place in the body different from the injured or diseased part where the pain would be expected


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