algometer

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algometer

(ælˈɡɒmɪtə)
n
an instrument for measuring sensitivity to pressure (pressure algometer) or to pain
alˈgometry n

algometer

an instrument for measuring a person’s sensitivity to pain produced by pressure. — algometric, algometrical, adj.
See also: Instruments
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Noun1.algometer - device for measuring pain caused by pressure
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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Algometers, sometimes referred to as dolorimeters, palpameters, algesiometers, or pressure threshold meters, are designed to quantify and document levels of tenderness via pressure threshold measurement and pain sensitivity via pain tolerance measurements.