thermal stimulus


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thermal stimulus

A stimulus produced by a change in skin temperature, a rise giving sensations of warmth, a fall giving sensations of coldness.
See also: stimulus
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obstructs the enhancing effect of the thermal stimulus (Sunada et al, 2016).
Therefore, in this study, we focused on the mental stress relief effects of thermal stimulus application to the wrists, a method that may be easily employed during work hours.
Mackey and Kevin Ochsner, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, scanned the brains of 14 healthy adult subjects who were given a noxious thermal stimulus to the lower left arm and were shown a video clip of individuals suffering physical injuries for example, in a car accident or during a sporting event.
The normal tendency would be to move away from a noxious thermal stimulus or upstream toward an attractant chemical odorant.
For each bird, foot withdrawal to a thermal stimulus was determined following assignment of an agitation-sedation score at predetermined times before and for 6 hours after each treatment.
Rats were restrained manually and placed on the apparatus, which measured time in seconds (latency) that the animal took to respond, that is, remove the tail away from the noxious thermal stimulus. A cut-off time of 6 s was used to prevent tissue damage.
There was a linear relationship between the magnitude of the effect of the models and temperature of thermal stimulus, where magnitude increased with increasing temperature of the thermal stimulus (45[degrees]C ([F.sub.3, 171] = 2.65, P = 0.51), 47[degrees]C ([F.sub.3, 171] = 5.18, P = 0.002), 49[degrees]C ([F.sub.3, 170] = 6.20, P = 0.001), and 51[degrees]C ([F.sub.3, 172] = 7.673, P < 0.001)).
Whereas larvae exposed to a noxious thermal stimulus began performing a full 360[degrees] roll at 56-h AEL (Fig.
Animals were selected previously from those presenting a latency to the thermal stimulus equal to or less than 20 sec; and the cut off point was set at 40 sec.
The test perch was designed to deliver a thermal stimulus to the right plantar surface of the kestrel's foot with thermal microchips to change the temperature of the perch rapidly.