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pinprick

Neurology A sharply focused stimulation of the skin, often by a needle, used to evaluate the sense of touch
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This minimal pinprick is forbidden under federal law and the AAP does not recommend it to its members.
The ASIA scoring system, using modalities of light touch, pinprick sensation and motor strength, revealed a slight improvement in all modalities (motor strength from 33 to 43, light touch from 57 to 68, pinprick sensation from 54 to 65); 25 patients had an incomplete neurological status, 13 were neurologically complete and 8 had no neurological fallout.
A "horrendous itch" that patients describe as a "terrible, tingling, prickling, sometimes burning sensation," BP also is commonly associated with abnormal pinprick and temperature sensations.
Whatever Ofwat decides to do, a fine will be no more than a pinprick in Severn Trent's pounds 400 million annual profits - up 30 per cent on the previous year.
Bird On What Must Be Broken: We share a ruin--mine a pinprick burrowed/in the side of this hardwood column,/yours a shuttered room in a crumbling mission.
The only areas where retailers claim to have seen some improvement, albeit a pinprick, were in display and merchandising and planograms/space planning.
A small project in Albania is providing a pinprick of light amid the darkness and confusion surrounding asylum and migration issues in Europe.
Hypoesthesia to pinprick was noted in the distribution of the right maxillary division of the trigeminal (V2) cranial nerve.
The black widow can inflict a non-poisonous bite that is no more painful or dangerous than a pinprick.
The bacteria can enter the body through a tiny pinprick or scratch but prefer deep puncture wounds or cuts like those made by nails or knives.
Signs of a superficial injury include normal-colored skin that responds to pinprick stimulation, skin that "indents" when you depress it with your thumb, and large blisters with dear or milky fluid.
Moreover, in those women with incomplete injuries and upper motor neuron injuries, research indicates the preservation of the ability to perceive pinprick sensation in the T11-L2 dermatomes may be able to be used as a predictor for the ability of psychogenic lubrication.