Pain in Neonates
Pain has a number of personal/perceptual aspects based upon physiological, emotional, behavioral and developmental variables. Developmental variables are probably the most important with regard to the problems of defining, assessing and treating pain in the preverbal human being. In this respect a premature baby differs only gradually from a term newborn, as does a sick neonate from a healthy one, regardless gestational age.
KeywordsNociceptive Stimulus Developmental Variable Sick Neonate Heel Prick Active Sweat Gland
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