sensory threshold


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sensory threshold

The minimal stimulus for any sensory receptor that will give rise to a sensation.
See also: threshold
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High SDS score and elevated first rectal sensory threshold volume are independent predictors of poor outcome with BFT.
Therefore, it seems the application of cathodal direct current ES (at sensory threshold intensity) can induce improvement in skin temperature and wound healing in DFU, probably by stimulating the release of VEGF and NO and increasing blood flow following the expression of these angiogenic factors.
The method of adjustment (i.e., fitting trials) is traditionally used in psychophysics to determine sensory thresholds, such as those for loudness or brightness (Gescheider, 1997).
In addition, the finding that sensory discrimination measures yield superior prediction of g over simple threshold measures also suggests that it is not the absolute sensory threshold which gives major contribution to the sensory-cognitive link, rather it is the relative sensory threshold in detecting differences between perceptual stimuli which has more contribution.
The sensory threshold of the right hand was 0.37 [+ or -] 0.23 g and improved to 0.04 [+ or -] 0.02 g after surgery, while the left was 0.37 [+ or -] 0.24 g and 0.06 [+ or -] 0.08 g, respectively, before and after surgery (Table 1).
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(21) Our clinical experience would suggest that the normal dorsal sensory threshold is higher than the palmar/plantar threshold, but no evidence was found in the literature to confirm this.
Silva Corticas, developed preventative testing procedures in order to guarantee corks with TCA taint levels below the sensory threshold. Both companies received silver medals for their products in the category Filling and Packaging Technology.
These compounds are found at low concentrations and have a very low sensory threshold.
By adding subthreshold electrical [13] or mechanical noise (vibration with a randomly varying frequency) [14-16] to a subthreshold sensory input, the sensory threshold may be crossed.