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A device for measuring pain on a scale from mildly unpleasant to unbearable by means of heat applied to the skin. See also algesimeter, cold pressor pain, ischaemic pain. dolorimetry n. The measurement of pain sensations using a dolorimeter. dolorimetric adj. Of or relating to dolorimetry. [From Latin dolor pain, from dolere to grieve + metron a measure]

Subjects: Psychology.

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