Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Algometer

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_146

Definition

An algometer is a calibrated device that can apply painful stimuli of graded intensities. A commonly used device is the pressure algometer, which is used to evaluate deep tissue pain threshold (i.e. muscle, tendon, periosteum).

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