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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Minimal two-point discrimination in human tongue and palate.
Dellon ES, Mourey R, Dellon AL, Human pressure perception values for constant and moving one- and two-point discrimination.
Dellon AL: The moving two-point discrimination test: Clinical evaluation of the quickly adapting fiber/receptor system.