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general arousal

level of energy expenditure, proposed as one of the two dimensions in terms of which all human behavior can be explained (see arousal), the other being approach–withdrawal.

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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.