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al·ge·si·om·e·ter

(al-jē'zē-om'ĕ-ter),
An instrument for measuring the degree of sensitivity to a painful stimulus.
Synonym(s): algesimeter, algometer
[G. algēsis, sense of pain, + metron, measure]

al·ge·si·om·e·ter

(al'jē-zē-om'ĕ-tĕr)
An instrument for measuring the degree of sensitivity to a painful stimulus.
Synonym(s): algesimeter, odynometer.
[G. algēsis, sense of pain, + metron, measure]

algometer

An instrument for measuring the threshold of perception of touch or pressure stimuli and the strength of such stimuli needed for the perception of pain.

algometer

algesiometer

algometer (al·gˑ·m·ter),

n tool used to determine the minimum amount of pressure required to locate and reproduce an area of discomfort in a patient's body. Helpful in training practitioners in the correct methods of applying pressure. Also called
pressure meter.

algometer

a device used in testing the sensitiveness of a part.
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goodwood is not the most straightforward of tracks so if Algometer can negotiate this test on the Sussex Downs, Simcock must surely give the Derby a second glance before dismissing the opportunity, although Curragh for the Irish version has been mentioned.
Pressure algometer and VAS analysed using rANOVA While Pre post pairwise comparison of pressure in group A and group B group A mean pressure before the treatment was 0.
The present study shows that high levels of anxiety and depression are associated with higher perceived pain (as measured by questionnaires) but not with higher tenderness (measured by tender points count and algometer score) in women with fibromyalgia.
Reliability of the pressure algometer as a measure of myofascial trigger point sensitivity.
Many clinical applications of the Algometer have been documented, including evaluation of fibrositis and fibromyalgia, identification of trigger points, quantification of joint tenderness in arthritis conditions, evaluation of pain sensitivity, abdominal pain, and in psychological research.
david Simcock is mulling a tilt with Algometer who landed yesterday's Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood.
2] with a J tech algometer (J-Tech Medical Industries, Salt Lake City, UT) to calculate the TMS.
To quantify the pressure sensitivity of the infraspinatus MTrP, the algometer tip was placed perpendicular to the skin surface and a progressively increasing force was applied by the force gauge at a constant rate of 5N/s (15) until the participant verbally indicated the onset of the local and/or referred deep, dull, or achy sensation in the area of the infraspinatus.
Algometer showed some promise on his initial juvenile start at goodwood last october, finishing fourth over nine furlongs despite running very green, before turning out later that month to win at Newbury before being wrapped up for the winter.
But he overcame plenty to win that day and it was very hard not to be impressed by his finishing effort at Sandown, pulling away from Algometer (now rated 109), with eight lengths back to the third, which is usually a good sign.
For Pressure Pain Threshold (PPT), it was quantified through an incremental raise of the pressure stimuli applied at a rate of 30 kPa/second using a pressure Algometer (Somedic Production, Algometer type II, Sweden) with a probe of 1.