A nursing student assesses the pain of a patient suffering from pancreatitis. The nursing student would refer to this type of pain as:


•Visceral pain refers to pain of body organs, such as the appendix or pancreas.

•Somatic pain involves structures of the body wall, such as bone or muscles.

•Cutaneous pain is located at the skin.

•Phantom limb pain refers to the limb sensations or pain a person feels after an amputation, as if the limb was still there.

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