pain spot

pain spot

[′pān ‚spät]
(physiology)
Any of the small areas of skin overlying the endings of either very small myelinated (delta) or unmyelinated (C) nerve fibers whose stimulation, depending on the intensity and duration, results in the sensation of either pain or itching.
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Our One Invoice, One Payment set-up for many Travel Managers relieves their pain spot precisely, and we expect to see a great take-up.
The structural identity of the pain spot in human skin.
Too soft and pain spots would be in your neck, shoulder or mid to lower back.
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During your first session, the acupuncturist will ask you about your medical history and pain symptoms and then may feel for pain spots.
Hywel Edwards, 28, has invented an elasticated cap which blocks out light and applies cold therapy gel to the worst pain spots - the eyes, forehead and back and sides of the head.
Layer 7 visibility and control is an important complementary strategy to enable network managers to pinpoint application performance pain spots and correct them by stopping bandwidth abuse or slowing down non-critical applications.