algesimeter

algesimeter

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al·ge·sim·e·ter .al-jə-'sim-ət-ər n an instrument used in determining acuteness of pain perception
al·ge·sim·e·try -'sim-ə-trē n, pl -tries

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n.
a piece of equipment for determining the sensitivity of the skin to various touch stimuli, especially those causing pain.

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al·ge·sim·e·ter (al″jə-simґə-tər) [algesi- + -meter] an instrument used in measuring the sensitiveness to pain, such as by pricking with a sharp object or by applying measurable amounts of heat or pressure. Called also algesiometer and algometer. Cf. dolorimeter.

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