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A single strand of untwisted synthetic fiber, especially nylon, used especially for fishing line.


(ˌmɒnəˈfɪləmənt) or


1. (Textiles) synthetic thread or yarn composed of a single strand rather than twisted fibres
2. (Angling) a fishing line made of monofilaments


(ˌmɒn əˈfɪl ə mənt)

also mon•o•fil

(ˈmɒn əˌfɪl)

a single, generally large filament of synthetic fiber.
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The Semmes-Weinstein monofilament is a well-documented alternative to VPT for predicting ulcer risk (26-28) and has long been advocated as an essential component of a thorough foot exam.
The Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament Test (SWMT) (Touch-Test Sensory Evaluators, North Coast Medical, Inc; Gilroy, California) was used to evaluate the sensory perception thresholds of the hand and fingers.
This may influence the outcome of commonly used tools to identify neuropathy like the Diabetic Neuropathy Symptom (DNS) Score, 10-g Semmes-Weinstein monofilament, vibration testing by 128 Hz tuning fork, ankle reflex and the Diabetic Neuropathy Examination (DNE) score.
7) The patient's sensation to light touch was assessed with a Semmes-Weinstein monofilament, which is objective and reproducible.
He presented data from two studies, one of which showed that the 10-g Semmes-Weinstein monofilament test was normal in more than two-thirds of patients who were found by the CTF test to have severe DPN.
Touch threshold can be quantified by the Semmes-Weinstein monofilament pressure esthesiometer, (25) although an engineering analysis (26) of this device revealed that it has several limitations.
Company's dual test pen has both a replaceable, calibrated, retractable 10 gm Semmes-Weinstein monofilament and a hard neurosensory tip.
The purpose of the study was to measure improvements in patients' ability to feel a standardized 10 gram Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament (SWM) test - the test deemed by Medicare in a 2001 Decision Memorandum to be the best measure of risk for diabetic ulcers amputations.
Clinical usefulness of the two-site semmes-weinstein monofilament test for detecting diabetic peripheral neuropathy.