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a state of unusual sensitivity to touch or pressure.
rebound tenderness
1. a state in which pain is felt on the release of pressure over a part.
2. specifically, such a sensation in the abdomen, considered a sign of peritonitis. It is sometimes used to test for peritonitis; this procedure is controversial because of the pain involved.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


The condition of being tender.
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Medtalk Mild pain. See Rebound tenderness.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


The condition of being tender.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Pain elicited by touch or pressure.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about tenderness

Q. sore thorat

A. sore throat usualy caused by a virus infecting the area, then the only thing you can do is wait, take a teaspoon of huney every now and then (it has septic abilities)and that's it. but it could be a bacterial infection (mostly come with fever- sometimes not) and that needs an antibiotic treatment. to determine for sure a doctor needs to do a swab of the throat.
hope that helped!! :)

Q. Are cold sores contagious? My boyfriend has cold sores on his mouth. Can I catch it from him? If so, how can I prevent catching it?

A. Cold sores contain the HSV-1 virus, which is the herpes simplex virus . While your boyfriend has cold sores, he should wash his hands often, especially after touching his face. He shouldn't share cups and eating utensils with others since he is very contagious. You should not kiss him or touch the cold sores either, in order not to be infected.

Q. I have a sore throat should I take antibiotics? I am a 19 years old collage student. in the past few days I feel a sore throat and I have pain in my left neck. I feel a new "lump" in my neck, it is a soft lump and its very tender to palpation. I also have a low degree fever (something like 37.8 c). How can i know if I need antibiotics?

A. You might need an antibiotic therapy. In general, sore throat that goes along without red eyes and general malaise tends to be with a bacterial origin and require antibiotic therapy. If it happens to many times, you can do a surgery to remove the tonsils as you can see here

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According to this study signs of TMD such as clicking (38%), TMJ tenderness (24%) and restricted mouth opening (32%) were found in partially dentate individuals.12 The role of sex in TMD has also been expansively investigated.
Tenderness, he said, is 'to use our eyes to see the other, our ears to hear the other, to listen to the children, the poor, those who are afraid of the future.'
For this reason, with this campaign we want to encourage people to find the best way to show their tenderness, using jewelry."
17 pregnant patients admitted with a diagnosis of appendicitis during the duration of study were included under variables like age, settlement, socioeconomic status, trimester of pregnancy, pain abdomen, fever, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, bowel disturbances, burning micturition, duration of symptoms, temperature, right iliac fossa tenderness, right hypochondrium/ right lumbar tenderness, rebound tenderness, Rovsing's sign, cough tenderness, obturator test, psoas test, diffuse tenderness, bowel sound, guarding and rigidity, palpable mass, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, free fluid, rectal tenderness, total leucocyte count, USG appendix size, USG periappendiceal fluid, position of appendix, treatment received, treatment outcome, length of hospital stay and histopathological findings.
Instead of conducting separate "market basket" surveys in subsequent years, consumer palatability evaluations were conducted in accordance with the National Beef Tenderness Surveys (NBTS) [11-13].
Just-About-Right (JAR) scales were used to assess the appropriateness of colour (1 = much too light, 2 = too light, 3 = just about right, 4 = too dark, 5 = much too dark), the appropriateness of tenderness (1 = much too tough, 5 = much too tender), the appropriateness of juiciness (1 = much too dry, 5 = much too juicy), and the appropriateness of flavor (1 = much too weak, 5 = much too strong).
Christmas is Tenderness! Mary, the mother of Jesus embraces her new-born with the gift of tenderness.
CC genotype frequencies in the three polymorphic areas in TGC were calculated as 0.365, 0.012 and 0.320, respectively, while the distributions of the marker genotypes, except for CAPN1 4751 were found to be significant (PG) was observed to have an effect on the tenderness of the meat.
The maternal body goes through significant changes to prepare for childbirth and lactation, leading to one of the more common complaints of pregnant women: breast tenderness. Breast tenderness is common but may cause pregnant women to worry whether tenderness is normal or something that needs further investigation.
It was determined in the sensory analysis made within this study that the most important factors distinguishing the preferability status of the mutton were WBS (0.729), juiciness (0.658), tenderness (0.581), NCBS (562), flavour (0.532) and acceptability (486), respectively.
This study aimed to check if relationship between DNAJA1 expression and beef tenderness is valid in two muscles, which differ in toughness from Angus steers with or without electric stimulation at different times of post-mortem ageing.