An instrument for measuring pain-inducing stimuli, and the sensitivity to such stimuli
Syn: algesiometer

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  • Algometer — Al*gom e*ter, n. [Gr. ? pain + meter.] (Psychol.) 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. {Al*gom e*try}, n. {Al go*met ric}, {*met ric*al}, a. {Al… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • algometer — [al gäm′ət ər] n. [ ALGO + METER] a device for measuring the intensity of pain caused by pressure algometric [al΄ gō me′trik, al΄gəme′trik] adj. algometrical algometry n …   English World dictionary

  • Algometer — Al|ge|si|me|ter, Algometer, das; s, (Med.): Gerät zur Messung der Schmerzempfindlichkeit. Al|go|me|ter: ↑Algesimeter …   Universal-Lexikon

  • algometer — algometric /al geuh me trik/, algometrical, adj. algometrically, adv. algometry, n. /al gom i teuhr/, n. a device for determining sensitiveness to pain caused by pressure. [1890 95; ALGO + METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • algometer — SYN: algesiometer. [algo + G. metron, measure] * * * al·gom·e·ter al gäm ət ər n an instrument for measuring the smallest pressure upon the skin that will arouse a sensation of pain * * * al·gom·e·ter (al gomґə tər) [algo + meter]… …   Medical dictionary

  • Algometer — Al|go|me|ter vgl. ↑Algesimeter …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • algometer — instrument for measuring sensitivity to pain Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • algometer — n. instrument which measures sensitivity to pain caused by pressure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • algometer — al·gom·e·ter …   English syllables

  • algometer — /ælˈgɒmətə/ (say al gomuhtuh) noun a device for determining sensitiveness to pain due to pressure. {algo + meter1} –algometric /ælgəˈmɛtrɪk/ (say alguh metrik), algometrical /ælgəˈmɛtrɪkəl/ (say alguh metrikuhl), adjective –algometry, noun …  

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