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Pleasure-Pain Principle

"Pleasure-Pain Principle" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The psychoanalytic concept that man instinctively seeks to avoid pain and discomfort and strives for gratification and pleasure.


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