pressure pain threshold


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pressure pain threshold

Abbreviation: PPT
The applied mass per area (kg/cm2) that will elicit a complaint of pain in subjects with painful conditions, e.g., fibromyalgia, temperomandibular joint dysfunction, or vulvodynia.
See also: threshold
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Pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) and conditioned pain modulation (CPM).
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Interrater reliability of algometry in measuring pressure pain thresholds in healthy humans, using multiple raters.
Pressure pain threshold (PPT) is defined as the minimal amount of pressure that produces pain.