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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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The PPT was measured using a digital pressure algometer (Microfet3, Hoggan Health Industries).
A digital algometer was used for PPT (Wagner Instruments, FDX-50), with rubber tip of 1[cm.sup.2], at the paravertebral musculature of the lumbar segment (2 cm lateral to the spinous process L3) [13].
Pain sensitivity was assessed with the help of a digital algometer. After switching on the instrument, electrode attached with the algometer is placed on forearm of the subject, and the baseline value is kept at 0.
David Simcock said of Sheikhzayedroad and also Algometer, who was fourth: "I was pleased, Algometer just lost a bit of momentum slightly.
The only horse rated higher than Sheikhzayedroad in the field is stablemate Algometer but while Sheikhzayedroad is proven at this extreme trip, Algometer steps beyond 1m6f for the first time.
At Newbury, BOITRON sets the bar to a high standard (1.50) while ALGOMETER (2.25) put up a career-best performance at Longchamp last time.
In the algometry examination, the pressure pain threshold was verified using a Wagner(r) digital algometer, model FDX, with accuracy of 0.3% (Figure 2).
In order to measure pressure pain threshold (PPT) of the lower limb, a dial algometer (FPK 20 algometer, Wagner Instruments) was used.
Control and tender point pain pressure threshold (PPT) (kg/[cm.sup.2]) measurements were performed by the Fischer's tissue compliance meter (Pain Diagnostic & Treatment, Italy) that can also be used as an algometer. (11) During algometric studies, tender point (TP) measurements were performed according to 18 TPs defined by the American College of Rheumatology 1990 FS classification criteria, (12) whereas the control point measurements were carried out bilaterally at the thumb nail and midpoint of the forearm volar surface.
A pressure algometer (Somedic Production, Algometer type II, Sweden) with a probe size of 1.0 cm2 was used to collect the pressure pain threshold.
Mechanical pain thresholds were assessed in both chronic pain and control groups by a handheld pressure algometer (Somedic, Sweden) in predefined points, which have been classically described and tested as painful areas [28, 29] (Figure 2), and one reference point located on the upper arm of the nondominant hand which was not affected by the pathogenesis of the disease [30] was considered for pressure pain threshold (PPT) measurements.