What is the definition of Algometery?

Algometry - measuring the amount of pressure to result in sensitivity or pain, using an algometer.
  • Generally, research uses algometry to establish a minimum pain pressure threshold (PPT), in which a lower PPT implies more sensitivity and pain, and a higher PPT implies l...

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Related Terms

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  • Hyperalgesia
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  • Nociception
  • Quantitative Sensory Testing


  • algometer
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