monofilament

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monofilament

Neurology A nylon bristle passed over the sole of the foot to detect loss of sensation in a diabetic foot and circulatory defects. See Diabetic foot.

monofilament

(mŏn′ō-fĭl″ă-mĕnt) [″ + filum, thread]
A strand of nylon used to assess sensation in peripheral nerves, especially in the feet of patients with diabetes mellitus and other neuropathic conditions. The inability to feel the prodding of a strand of monofilament on the foot in one or more locations is diagnostic of diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
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The process is based on a different mechanism producing fine and finest filaments: one melt monofil splits up into a number (normally around 50, but up to several hundreds) of finer ones.
Bayer Faser, Dormagen, Germany, a business unit of Lanxess, has changed its name to Dorlastan Fibers & Monofil in an effort to focus on its future core business.
The extruder can be adapted to either a spinning head for fiber or for monofil production of strands and is available in 18-40mm sizes.