dolorimeter


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dolorimeter

 [do″lor-im´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring pain in dols; see also algesimeter.

dolorimeter

/do·lor·im·e·ter/ (-im´ĕ-ter) an instrument for measuring pain in dols.

dolorimeter

(dō″lor-ĭm′ĭ-tĕr) [″ + Gr. metron, measure]
A device that applies pressure evenly and reproducibly to a body part; it can be used to measure a patient's pain tolerance (e.g., in arthritis or fibromyalgia).

dolorimeter

an instrument for measuring pain in dols.
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Nineteen patients were enrolled in this trial which involved producing painful stimuli with the dolorimeter after each contraction and asking the patient to compare the pain with the pain of the previous contraction.
Two years later, a group of anaesthetists evaluated the dolorimeter as an instrument for assessing pain, principally in pain clinic patients.
The main critic of the dolorimeter was Henry Beecher, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Algometers, sometimes referred to as dolorimeters, palpameters, algesiometers, or pressure threshold meters, are designed to quantify and document levels of tenderness via pressure threshold measurement and pain sensitivity via pain tolerance measurements.