two-point discrimination


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two-point discrimination

Neurology The ability to discriminate 1 stimulus from 2 stimuli, which may be compromised in hand injuries

two-point discrimination

The ability to localize two points of pressure on the surface of the skin and to identify them as discrete sensations. Synonym: tactile discrimination
See: two-point discrimination test
See also: discrimination
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However, numbness in the ring finger persisted, and two-point discrimination increased to 11 to 12 mm.
The PSSD measured pressure perception thresholds for both static and moving one-and two-point discrimination modalities at a variety of sites in the oral cavity and oropharynx as well as in the forearm of 11 adults.
The instrument recorded the shortest distance between the prongs where the women could feel two pressure points versus one, called a two-point discrimination score.