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pain thresh·old

the lowest intensity of a painful stimulus at which the subject perceives pain.

pain thresh·old

(pān threshōld)
Lowest intensity of a painful stimulus at which the subject perceives pain.

pain thresh·old

(pān threshōld)
Lowest intensity of a painful stimulus at which subject perceives pain.
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Results indicated that significant elevations in pain threshold and significant decreases in pain ratings were evident following approximately 14 weeks of martial arts participation while no significant changes were detected following a control condition of the same duration.
(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.
The pain threshold (mean [+ or -] SD) was significantly higher in dysmenorrheic women when compared to nondysmenorrheic women across the menstrual cycle.
Pressure pain threshold: Pressure pain threshold (PPT) was measured by a pressure algometer (Somedic Production, Algometer type II, Sweden) with a probe of 1.0 [cm.sup.2].
This increases the sensitivity of nociceptive neurons decreasing pain threshold. [20] Chronic pain also alters autonomic outflow.
However, lower pain threshold values were observed in the masticatory and trapezius muscles of individuals with muscle and joint TMD when compared to the control group.
In this study to identify the relationship between acculturation and experimental pain sensitivity among Asian Americans, the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States [6], we found that participants with higher acculturation to American culture had lower experimental pain sensitivity (i.e., higher heat pain tolerance, higher pressure pain threshold, and lower punctate pain).
Pain threshold after wet cupping therapy was significantly higher in the TG (22.81[+ or -]6.34 s; P=0.003) than in the CG (11.78[+ or -]3.56 s).
In this study, we aimed to investigate the association of two common HTR2A gene polymorphisms, rs6313 (102 T/C) and rs6311 (1438 A/G), with CLBP and the pain threshold, disability, and sex differences.
Our findings demonstrate that impairments in CPM are present prior to the onset of chronic neck pain and precede subsequent changes in evoked cold pain threshold. Furthermore, CPM appears to remain stable in the early stages of chronicity (i.e., within the first year of relatively mild persistent or intermittent neck pain).