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Intimidated, other patients decided she had a high pain threshold.
According to Anand and Hickey, several medical and conceptual arguments have supported the traditional practice of surgical interventions on infants with minimal or no attempts at pain-relief: (1) myelin, the coating that allows rapid transmission of nerve impulses, is not fully developed in neonates; (2) memory of painful experiences, considered crucial to interpreting pain, may not exist in infants; (3) a high pain threshold protects infants from pain during birth; (4) the responses of neonates to painful stimuli are reflexive in nature.
I've got quite a high pain threshold and usually just laugh things off when I get hurt but it got worse and worse," added Corey.
Mr Bowen said: "She was not a lady who easily complained, she had, in her husband's description, a very high pain threshold, but such was the pain she was in and her suffering at this time arrangements were made for her to be admitted.
His mum said: "Another symptom of the condition is Tom's high pain threshold, which has meant he has not realised when he has broken bones in the past.
Tranmere Rovers goalkeeper John Achterberg, for example, is prepared to tolerate a high pain threshold rather than allow himself to succumb to injury.
She was a gifted athlete with a high pain threshold.
The Deputy said: "I have a very high pain threshold - but I'm certainly glad I don't have to do this every week.
I knew something must be broken as Brendan has got a high pain threshold and usually he would just get up.
For Oscar-nominated Winslet, daughter Mia arrived without the use of drugs, prompting the actress to explain: 'I'm stoical and have a pretty high pain threshold.

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