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A simple apparatus to assess cutaneous thermal sensitivity
  1. Margaret F Bruce
  1. Department of Anatomy, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

    Abstract

    A simple contact stimulator designed to provide quantitative assessments of thermal sensitivity of digital skin is described. The skin is tested at its normal resting temperature and thermal thresholds are given as the least differences in temperature between the skin and the stimulator which give rise to warm or cool sensations.

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