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pinprick

Neurology A sharply focused stimulation of the skin, often by a needle, used to evaluate the sense of touch
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This minimal pinprick is forbidden under federal law and the AAP does not recommend it to its members.
The ASIA scoring system, using modalities of light touch, pinprick sensation and motor strength, revealed a slight improvement in all modalities (motor strength from 33 to 43, light touch from 57 to 68, pinprick sensation from 54 to 65); 25 patients had an incomplete neurological status, 13 were neurologically complete and 8 had no neurological fallout.
Using only a pinprick sample of blood similar to a blood glucose test for diabetes, the device conducts rapid, detailed blood analysis within a single sealed, disposable crop.
The pinprick of light (boxed) in this trio of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the path of a newly discovered moon moving within a bright arc in Saturn's faint G ring.
With our barcode chip, we can go from pinprick to results in less than 10 minutes.
The chip's surface is molded to contain a microfluidics circuit--a system of microscopic channels through which the pinprick of blood is introduced, protein-rich blood plasma is separated from whole blood, and a panel of protein biomarkers is measured from the plasma.
The Mayor is disbelieving that he's only a pinprick to Horton, but he soon realises the danger they're in.
Associated findings also may include hyperesthesia, along with reductions in pinprick sensitivity, light-touch sensation, two-point discrimination, temperature sensitivity, and sweat response.
Whatever Ofwat decides to do, a fine will be no more than a pinprick in Severn Trent's pounds 400 million annual profits - up 30 per cent on the previous year.
Bird On What Must Be Broken: We share a ruin--mine a pinprick burrowed/in the side of this hardwood column,/yours a shuttered room in a crumbling mission.
The only areas where retailers claim to have seen some improvement, albeit a pinprick, were in display and merchandising and planograms/space planning.