algometer


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algometer

[al′gä·məd·ər]
(medicine)
An instrument for measuring pressure stimuli which produce pain.
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Many clinical applications of the Algometer have been documented, including evaluation of fibrositis and fibromyalgia, identification of trigger points, quantification of joint tenderness in arthritis conditions, evaluation of pain sensitivity, abdominal pain, and in psychological research.
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Main outcome measure: The primary outcome measure was the relief of pain intensity in the TMD as measured by visual analogue scale (VAS), verbal scale, or algometer.