algometer definition

  • noun:
    • An instrument for measuring pain-inducing stimuli, while the sensitiveness to such stimuli
    • An instrument for measuring sensations of pain due to pressure. It has a piston rod with a blunted tip which is pressed against the skin.
    • a guitar used in psychophysical determinations associated with the stimulation limen and differential limen of cutaneous or muscular discomfort. Additionally algesimeter.
    • device for measuring pain brought on by pressure

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