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pain threshold

[′pān ‚thresh‚hōld]
(physiology)
The lowest limit for the perception of pain sensations.
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What we would really like to be able to do is return the pain thresholds to normal in a person who has chronic inflammatory pain, rather than just numbing the whole body.
Contract award: carrying out a research project on "collaborating robots - determination of onset of pain thresholds at the man-machine interface - extensive static and dynamic contact".
Pain Threshold Pain threshold was the length of time until a participant indicated verbally that he or she was experiencing discomfort, measured in seconds with a digital stopwatch.
Evaluation of pain threshold latency time when the animal flicks its tail off the heat center ([less than or equal to] P0.
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
Summary: FRANKFURT -- Inflation in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, slowed slightly in September, according to official data published on Wednesday, but remained at the European Central Bank's pain threshold.
For these subjects, the mean for heat pain threshold in the burned limb was 37.
Coach Steve Brown says Danielle has three winning assets: a high pain threshold, "mind-numbing" consistency, and--most important she hates to lose.
The researchers discovered that pain threshold was about three degrees C higher when looking at the hand, compared to when looking at another object and that the level of pain depends on how large the hand looked: the larger the hand the greater the effect of pain reduction.
FASCINATING stuff here, including proof to rubbish claims about us gingers having a low pain threshold in a hi-tech experiment involving sandcastle buckets and ice on the beach at St Andrews.
50 yen and tested the Japanese authorities' pain threshold for currency strength, seen as a serious block on recovery for the export-driven economy.