Design and construction of a pressure algometer.

R. W. Gallagher, F. B. Dal Santo, J. D. Rugh

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A handheld pressure algometer is described for the measurement of pain-pressure thresholds. This instrument has a range of measurement of 0 to 16 N/cm2 and can be modified by changing contact points or springs. Technical specifications, a schematic diagram, application examples, and information concerning construction material availability are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of craniomandibular disorders : facial & oral pain
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 1989

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  • Medicine(all)


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