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gastric motility

movements of the stomach muscles, particularly those caused by digestive processes. Such movements may also occur in the absence of food in the stomach, as in the reaction of an individual to stress.

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chronic pain

chronic pain

pain that continues to occur despite all medical and pharmacological efforts at treatment. In many cases, the pain is initially caused by tissue damage or disease. The continuation of the pain is often the result of pathological changes in the central nervous system.