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pain threshold

[′pān ‚thresh‚hōld]
(physiology)
The lowest limit for the perception of pain sensations.
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Twenty-four hours after cupping therapy, all the rats were tested for pain threshold by using the hot plate test (Hot/Cold Plate Cat #35100, Ugo Basile, Varese, Italy).
In conclusion, the pain threshold decreases in CLBP patients similar with other chronic pain conditions.
Intraclass Correlation Coefficients, Coefficient of Variation and Standard Error of Measurements for Pain Visual Analog Scale, Tissue Blood Flow, Supra-Thermal Threshold, and Pressure pain Threshold Over the Myofascial Trigger Point (a) Measurements ICC CV, % SEMs, No.
Dependent variables included pain threshold, pain tolerance, self-reports from the CSQ and the Usefulness, Difficulty, and Frequency measure.
Pain threshold was taken as the duration of time between the subject's first reported pain on response to the painful stimulus.
Results of this study showed Gallic acid use leads to a sharp decrease in blood glucose content, increased memory and pain decreased with increased pain threshold in diabetic rats and also caused an increase in the memory of non-diabetic rats.
An electronic pressure algometer (Algometer commander, JTech Medical, 4314 ZEVEX Park Line; Salt Lake City, UT 84123) was used to measure pressure pain threshold (PPT) with a stimulation surface area of 1 [cm.
The investigators used thermal pain thresholds as an index of pain sensitivity
The heat pain threshold from the dorsum of the foot was not different from the control population tested in any of the subjects with burn injury.
McGahan said of O'Connell: "His pain threshold is exceptionally high and being such a driven individual I'm sure he'll do everything in his power to make sure he's fit.
In Phase I, pain threshold and tolerance among intercollegiate male athletes, participating in a variety of contact and non-contact sports, was assessed.