dolorimeter(redirected from dolorimeters)
an instrument for measuring pain in dols; see also algesimeter.
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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).
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