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gender identity discordance

a continuing sense that one’s anatomical sex is wrong, with a persistent wish to be the other sex. This phrase is sometimes used in place of gender identity disorder and transsexualism to avoid connotations of pathology. See also gender dysphoria.

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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.