Determination of threshold temperature for thermal nociception

J. A. Galbraith, R. R. Myers

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Abstract

The withdrawal latency to a focal heat source is one method that is commonly used to measure thermal nociception and assess analgesia. This measurement indirectly estimates thermal threshold, and its value has been found to depend on the starting temperature and the rate of increase in temperature of the heat source. A one-dimensional heat conduction model was used to convert withdrawal latency to tissue temperature. Results from this model indicate that the withdrawal times for all test conditions correspond to a temperature of 40.2°C in the tissue surrounding the nociceptors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages578-579
Number of pages2
Editionpt 1
ISBN (Print)0780313771
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 28 1993Oct 31 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Numberpt 1
Volume15
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period10/28/9310/31/93

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Galbraith, J. A., & Myers, R. R. (1993). Determination of threshold temperature for thermal nociception. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (pt 1 ed., pp. 578-579). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology; Vol. 15, No. pt 1). Publ by IEEE.