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A single, large, continuous filament (single-strand thread) of a natural or synthetic fiber.



a single untwisted synthetic fiber that is thicker than ordinary elementary filaments. It is used in the manufacture of various articles; for example, Nylon-b monofilaments are used in stockings.

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Abbreviations: ADL = activity of daily living; AUSCAN = Australian/Canadian Osteoarthritis Hand Index; DASH = Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (questionnaire); GFP = grip force peak; FMLO = grip force at moment of liftoff; MIGF = maximum isometric grip force; MPUT = Moberg Pickup Test; MPUTEC = MPUT with eyes closed; MPUT-EO = MPUT with eyes open; OA = osteoarthritis; PE = percentage error rate; PVEL = peak velocity of instrumented object; SWMT = Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament Test; VAS = visual analog scale.
Evaluation for peripheral neuropathy was done using 10 g Semmes-Weinstein monofilament.
Touch threshold can be quantified by the Semmes-Weinstein monofilament pressure esthesiometer, (25) although an engineering analysis (26) of this device revealed that it has several limitations.
The purpose of the study was to measure improvements in patients' ability to feel a standardized 10 gram Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament (SWM) test - the test deemed by Medicare in a 2001 Decision Memorandum to be the best measure of risk for diabetic ulcers amputations.