pinwheel

(redirected from catherine wheel)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

pinwheel

(pin'(h)wel?)
A spiked rotating instrument that is rolled along the patient's skin to gauge the ability of the patient to perceive pain or light touch. Synonym: neuro pinwheel; Wartenberg neurological pinwheel

neuro pinwheel

Pinwheel.
References in periodicals archive ?
Catherine Wheel and House of Love will headline all shows on the Fontana tour with Ocean Colour Scene handling the opening spot.
a) Catherine Wheel b) Sarah Wheel c) Jane Wheel By Telephone: Call 0901 154 4137 and follow the instructions By Text: Text BM10 followed by a space and your answer, your name, address and postcode to 84080 (eg: BM10 A John Smith 123 Sample Street B1 1FP) By Email: Email your entry to bmentry@mrn.
Her work includes Catherine Wheel (toured by Scallywag Theatre); Our Lady Of Shadows (BBC Radio 3); By A Thread (Theatr Iolo) and Rushes (Arad Goch).
However, it seems hardly anybody buys biscuits in tins now, except at Christmas, so you've either got no tin or a new, shiny tin full of pink wafers and the like and you're hardly going to try and jam a catherine wheel on your shortbread are you?
CATHERINE Wheel received death threats after cancelling a gig in America, the MZone can reveal.
If there was an award for "most underrated band in the world," Catherine Wheel would certainly be a worthy recipient.
To provide a firework theme for a special night like Guy Fawkes, Emma suggests putting the sausage rolls on sticks to look like rockets and making Catherine wheel sandwiches or pastries.
THE Fly on the Wall was as shocked as most in Birmingham's NEC Pavilion last week, when what promised to be a catherine wheel of a seminar on betting exchanges proved to be a damp squib.
25pm There are fireworks for the staff in more ways than one as the medical drama continues to offer up more twists and turns than a rogue Catherine wheel.
Even the catherine wheel failed to launch itself across the garden.
Afrashad's runaway win initiated a short-priced double for Dettori, who later had all the luck in running to take the six-furlong handicap on James Fanshawe's Catherine Wheel.