algometer


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

algometer

[al′gä·məd·ər]
(medicine)
An instrument for measuring pressure stimuli which produce pain.
References in periodicals archive ?
Morin, "Reliability and convergent validity of the algometer for vestibular pain assessment in women with provoked vestibulodynia," Pain Medicine, vol.
It might be better, then, to take the positives from his pleasing efforts in the Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood, when beaten just a length by Algometer, and when he did so well to finish third in the Chester Vase.
ALGOMETER can stake a late claim for a place in the Investec Derby line-up with victory in the EBF Stallions Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood.
The pressure pain threshold (i.e., the minimal pressure that induced pain) was assessed with an Instrutherm DD500 pressure algometer with digital traction and compression and a measuring capacity of 5 kg (Digital Dynamometer, Model: DD200, Serial No.
PPTs were measured with an analog Fisher algometer (Force Dial model FDK 40, Wagner Instruments; Greenwich, Connecticut) at the right upper trapezius (middle point between the spinal process of thoracic level 1 and the most lateral part of the acromion) and at the right M.
(30) Tissue Sensitivity Pain Pressure Upper trapezius Threshold (lbs) (UTr) and tibialis anterior (TA) muscles tested bilaterally using a calibrated handheld digital algometer (J-Tech Commander).
Median t p Deviation value value HIP ABDUCTION Group A 3O.00 1.948 30.00 1.154 .253 Group B 30.60 2.070 30.00 NS Total 30.30 2.019 30.00 HIP FLEXION Group A 99.83 6.006 100.00 1.077 .206 Group B 101.50 5.094 100.00 NS Total 100.67 5.999 100.00 KNEE FLEXION Group A 119.83 5.490 120.00 .246 .006 Group B 119.50 4.974 120.00 NS Total 119.67 5.197 120.00 PRESSURE Group A .74 .100 .75 .266 .791 ALGOMETER Group B .75 .094 .75 NS Total .74 .096 .75 VISUAL Group A 7.63 .615 3.00 1.317 .074 ANALOUGE Group B 7.30 .794 7.00 NS SCALE Total 7.47 .724 3.00 Pre post comparison of Hip abduction in group A and group B:
Using a pressure algometer to assess the pain tolerance threshold and the Stroop task to examine selective attention to pain-related stimuli would have enriched the data collected.
The aim of the present study was to analyze the relationship of anxiety and depression with fibromyalgia perceived pain (as measured by questionnaires) and tenderness (measured by tender points count and algometer score) and fibromyalgia severity (global affectation) in women.
The way we identified the muscles causing the pain was through palpation and through using a pressure algometer to see if one muscle was much more sensitive to pressure than the same muscle on the other side.
A simple handheld pressure algometer (PA) with a spring is commonly used, although more sophisticated electrical devices with a strain or pneumatic pressure gauge have been developed.