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algometer

[al′gä·məd·ər]
(medicine)
An instrument for measuring pressure stimuli which produce pain.
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(2014) Intraexaminer and interexaminer reliability of manual palpation and pressure algometry of the lower limb nerves in asymptomatic subjects.
In the algometry examination, the masticatory and cervical muscles (masseter, temporal, sternocleidomastoid 'SCM' and trapezius, bilaterally) were examined in addition to the lateral pole of the mandible (joint point of TMJ), using AMERICAN SLEEP DISORDERS ASSOCIATION criteria.
Pressure Algometry. To get an estimate of the participants general pain sensitivity [32], pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) were recorded with an electronic algometer (Somedic Sales AB, Hoor, Sweden).
Algometry allows optimal standardization of QST, as it gives reliable and precise quantification of the administered stimulus and the subsequent threshold.
The minimally clinically important difference (MCID) of pressure algometry in myofascial tissues has not been established.
In relation to algometry, a significant difference was observed in the laser therapy group between the three times of intervention (pre, post, and 48 hrs).
Pressure algometry has been recommended for clinical practice on the basis of good repeatability when expressed by intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) results.
Pressure Algometry for Quantification of Diagnosis and Treatment Outcome.
It is possible that there are properties of the quadriceps muscle that may limit the magnitude of change in pain tolerance (less sensitivity) measured through repetitive pressure algometry. Similar to ROM, the changes in PPT may be attributed to a testing effect associated with repeated use and measurement.