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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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.