AEsthesiometer


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AEs`the`si`om´e`ter


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.
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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.
Foot sensations were evaluated using a Semmes-Weinstein monofilament (10 g) test kit (SENSELab Aesthesiometer, Horby, Sweden).
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.