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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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Colloca continued, "With the new Tracker Algometer from JTech, we are able to take the guesswork out of knowing a patient's pain threshold.
We measured PPTs bilaterally with an analog Fisher algometer (Force Dial model FDK 40 Push Pull Force Gage, Wagner Instruments; Greenwich, Connecticut) in the skin web between thumb and index finger [41], at the proximal third of the calf, and at the upper trapezius muscle (pars descendens) midway between cervical 7 and the tip of the acromion [42].
Even though many different types of indentation instruments exist, discomfort and pain thresholds of mechanical forces have been studied extensively with the use of the pressure algometer [26-27].
Pain thresholds at tender points were measured using an algometer one week before interventions and four to six weeks after completion of the eight sessions.
An algometer measured participants' mechanical pain threshold (MPT).