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al·ge·si·om·e·ter

(al-jē'zē-om'ĕ-ter),
An instrument for measuring the degree of sensitivity to a painful stimulus.
Synonym(s): algesimeter, algometer
[G. algēsis, sense of pain, + metron, measure]

al·ge·si·om·e·ter

(al'jē-zē-om'ĕ-tĕr)
An instrument for measuring the degree of sensitivity to a painful stimulus.
Synonym(s): algesimeter, odynometer.
[G. algēsis, sense of pain, + metron, measure]

algometer

An instrument for measuring the threshold of perception of touch or pressure stimuli and the strength of such stimuli needed for the perception of pain.
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Algometers have previously been used for the definition of the Myofascial Pain Syndrome (which maybe responsible for CPP) [120] with the registration of PPTs, despite the lack of a gold standard in the definition of such syndrome.
Algometer showed some promise on his initial juvenile start at Goodwood last October, finishing fourth over nine furlongs despite running very green before turning out later that month to win at Newbury before being wrapped up for the winter.
We analyzed the differences in perceived pain, as measured by FIQ and SF36 questionnaires and tenderness (algometer score and tender points count) across the three categories of HADS-anxiety and HADS-depression status proposed by Snaith & Zigmond (1994).
These included algometer measurement of tender point sensitivity, American College of Rheumatology measurement of pain distribution, Visual Analog Scale measurement of symptom intensity, Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire scores, and Zung's Depression Inventory scores.
(10.) Jeaguer B, Reeves JL: Quantification of changes in myofascial trigger point sensitivity with pressure algometer following passive stretch.
Sisto and Dyson-Hudson (2007) have shown that intra-day and inter-day correlations for manual muscle testing with an algometer ranges from 0.88 to 0.99 and 0.94 to 0.98, respectively.
Algometer, who is 2-2 at Newbury, is therefore feared most.
Earlier on the Sussex Downs, ALGOMETER and another Sardinian, Andrea Atzeni (above), look the pair to concentrate on in the Listed Netbet Festival Stakes (1.55).
(2010) [23] consider this type of evaluation to be limited, declaring that the pressure pain threshold determined with the aid of an algometer has greater reliability than manual palpation.
Pressure pain thresholds were measured by a handheld Medoc digital pressure algometer (Algomed) at a constant rate of 30 kPa per second at 5 sites: the medial aspect of the index knee, lateral aspect of the index knee, ipsilateral quadriceps, trapezius, and epicondyle.
(12) The PPTs were examined with manual algometer in the following sites: (i) the middle point of the dorsum of the forearm; (ii) the middle point of the upper trapezius muscle; and (iii) paravertebral muscles at L1, L3, and L5 levels were examined bilaterally.