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gender identification

the process of identifying oneself as male or female and adopting the roles and values of that gender. Compare sexual identification. See also gender-role socialization.

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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.