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firing of the receptor; gate control theory—repeated sweeping of a soft-bristled brush on the skin over or near a painful area may result in pain reduction for several minutes; neuromatrix theory—proposes that the brain contains a widely distributed neural networkthat contains somatosensory, limbic, and thalamocortical components.7.Following a knee injury, a football player is taking ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, for the control of pain. Which of the following drug actions is most likely to result in diminished sensation of pain for the player?8.A 60-year-old male client with a long history of back pain has had little success with a variety of analgesic regimens that his family physician has prescribed. He has recently been diagnosed with a chronic pain disorder. Which of the following teaching points about chronic pain would his physician most likely emphasize to the client?Page 3
9.A client in an acute medicine unit of a hospital with a diagnosis of small bowel obstruction is complaining of intense, diffuse pain in her abdomen. Which of the following physiological phenomena is most likely contributing to her complaint?