ischaemic pain

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Pain induced by applying a tourniquet to the arm just above the elbow to obstruct the flow of blood, then squeezing a hand-exercising device for a minute or two. When the exercising stops, pain begins to mount and typically becomes unbearable after about eight minutes. It is used in experimental studies of pain because it causes no permanent tissue damage. US ischemic pain. See also algesimeter, cold pressor pain, dolorimeter.

Subjects: Psychology.

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