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n.1.An instrument to measure the degree of sensation, by determining at how short a distance two impressions upon the skin can be distinguished, and thus to determine whether the condition of tactile sensibility is normal or altered.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The degree of corneal surface stimulation necessary to cause a blink reflex has been measured in humans and rabbits with the platinum filament of the Larson-Millodot aesthesiometer, and dogs and cats with the nylon filament of the Cochet-Bonnet aesthesiometer (DE FELIPE et al., 1999; BLOCKER & VAN DER WOERT, 2001; GOLEBIOWSKY et al., 2011).
Mechanical hyperalgesia was assessed by detecting mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT) with a dynamic plantar aesthesiometer (37450, UGO Basile, Germany) [24-27] and expressed in grams.
Foot sensations were evaluated using a Semmes-Weinstein monofilament (10 g) test kit (SENSELab Aesthesiometer, Horby, Sweden).
To assess for changes in sensation or in the development of mechanical allodynia, sensitivity to tactile stimulation was measured using the Dynamic Plantar Aesthesiometer (DPA, Ugo Basile, Italy).
Mechanical allodynia in rats was measured using the dynamic plantar aesthesiometer (Ugo Basile, Italy), as previously described [10, 17] and following the procedures described by the manufacturer.
Investigation of limbal touch sensitivity using a Cochet-Bonnet aesthesiometer. BrJ Ophthalmol.
Thus there is an important distinction between surface analgesia and anaesthesia which can be assessed by measuring the mechanical (touch) sensitivity of the cornea with the nylon filament of a Cochet-Bonnet aesthesiometer, (44) the longer the filament length (in mm) that can be detected, the greater the sensitivity.