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Method for quantitative estimation of thermal thresholds in patients.
  1. H Fruhstorfer,
  2. U Lindblom,
  3. W C Schmidt

    Abstract

    A quantitative method for the examination of thermal sensibility was applied in 26 normal subjects and in patients with various neurological disorders. The stimulation technique resembled Békésy audiometry: the patient reversed the direction of the temperature change of a thermode whenever warm, cold, or thermal pain thresholds were reached. The resulting temperature curve enables a quantitative description of the subject's thermal sensibility and of the degree of impairment displayed by neurological patients.

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