pain threshold


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Noun1.pain threshold - the lowest intensity of stimulation at which pain is experienced; "some people have much higher pain thresholds than do other people"
absolute threshold - the lowest level of stimulation that a person can detect
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pain threshold

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My training is normally endurance-based but for the Olympics I've been doing short high-stress hill work to raise my pain threshold. It has been hard but I've enjoyed it.'
However, the dollar is not looking very oversold versus the euro and has apparently reached the pain threshold for Euroland.
Thirty novice volunteers (M age = 20.6 years; SD = 1.5 years; 12 females and 18 males) completed assessments of anger (STAXI), physical self-efficacy (PSES), pain threshold (PT), and pain ratings (PR) prior to and following 14-weeks of participation in a martial arts (MA; n=15) or control condition (CON; n = 15).
Other researchers are exploring why spinal cord changes lead to a decreased pain threshold or an increased sensitivity to pain, and how fractures of the spine and their repair affect the spinal canal and intervertebral foramen.
Outcomes measured In the one high-quality study, pain threshold, number of analgesic tablets taken during the previous week, regional pain score, visual analog pain scale, sleep quality, morning stiffness, and patients' and physicians' global subjective ratings were all used as end points.
For example, even though persistent pain increases threefold between the teen years and the 9th decade of life, there is an interesting paradox: chronic pain in all anatomic areas, EXCEPT the joints, tends to decrease with age, due in part to an aging-related increase in pain threshold. Nevertheless, the predominance of mild-to-moderately severe chronic pain in the nursing facility is persistent, and may be worsened by the co-morbidity of chronic anxiety and/or depression.
Then they applied a heat probe to each volunteer's forearm, letting the probe heat up gradually, and recorded the individual's pain threshold -- the temperature at which he first felt pain.
It's kind of dictated on that pain threshold from him.
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the pain threshold upon palpation of the masticatory muscles in women with TMD according to the RDC/ TMD.
In this study, we evaluated the pain threshold and pain tolerance levels in women with dysmenorrhea and without dysmenorrhea.