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pain threshold

[′pān ‚thresh‚hōld]
(physiology)
The lowest limit for the perception of pain sensations.
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Interrater reliability of algometry in measuring pressure pain thresholds in healthy humans, using multiple raters.
Major finding: A significant negative correlation was found between thermal pain thresholds and scores on the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (P less than .
9 [degrees]C on the left limb), but while there was no statistical difference from the control population with respect to the heat pain thresholds derived from the dorsum of his foot, a difference was seen with respect to cold pain threshold (22.
2000] compared the responses to cold pain threshold and localization tests of 75 control individuals and 26 individuals with Down's syndrome recruited from a dental clinic in France.
However, neither group showed an increased pain threshold after the sessions, again with no differences between groups.
Subjects then completed twice daily psychophysical assessments of mechanical pain thresholds and pain inhibition.
Sandy said: "I have a high pain threshold as I broke my neck and crushed my spine in a car accident in 1989.
All of the participants had blood drawn for measurement of serum serotonin, and underwent testing for pain thresholds.
Contract notice: Carrying out a research project on "collaborating robots - determination of onset of pain thresholds at the man-machine interface - extensive static and dynamic contact".
Even though many different types of indentation instruments exist, discomfort and pain thresholds of mechanical forces have been studied extensively with the use of the pressure algometer [26-27].
d) Being regularly awakened has no effect on pain thresholds.