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Patient-controlled analgesia

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Patient-controlled analgesia: PCA. A method in which the patient controls the amount of pain medicine that is used. When pain relief is needed, the person can receive a preset dose of pain medicine by pressing a button on a computerized pump that is connected to a small tube in the body.
Source: National Institute of Health

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