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Esthesiometers

Definition : Instruments designed for measuring tactile sensation, sensitivity, pain, or thermal stimuli thresholds in order to diagnose sensorineural dysfunction such as hypoesthesia or hyperesthesia. They can be used to test different parts of the body (foot, hand, lip, cheek, etc.). Esthesiometers (also called anesthesiometers or anesthesimeters) are handheld probes through which sensation is measured by pressure applied through the esthesiometer's tips designed for different purposes. The tips are either monofilaments of varying lengths or diameters (used to quantify the pressure transmitted axially for a given bending stress), firm vinyl tips (used to measure sensory pain threshold), or semi-conductor heat pumps covered by a thin metal plate (used to measure heat sensation). Esthesiometers may be attached to systems to store and display test readings, and may be computer-controlled to limit the amount of pressure or heat applied to the test subject. They may also be non-powered handheld devices. Esthesiometers used to test cornea nerve sensitivity with a controlled pulse of air as stimulation are also available.

Entry Terms : "Anesthesimeters" , "Tactile Circumferential Discriminators" , "Monofilar Esthesiometers" , "Aesthesiometers" , "Neurological Discriminators"

UMDC code : 11604

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AliMed Inc

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AliMed is an American manufacturing company and supplier of high quality products — everything from pre-formed orthoses, alarms for fall management, cushions, diagnostic imaging and operating room accessories, orthopedic rehabilitation equipment, ergonomic workplace solutions and emergency preparedness.

AOSS Medical Supply

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IITC Life Science Inc

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Lafayette Instrument Co Inc

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Lafayette Instrument Company was a market leader when the world entered into the age of the computer. As the technology available for design, development and manufacturing advanced, so did LIC processes and products. In 1993, Lafayette Instrument Company sold its first computerized Polygraph.

Medworks Instruments Inc

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Richmond Products Inc

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Richmond Products, Inc was founded almost 60 years ago by P. Lloyd Powell (a former employee of Bausch & Lomb) and Ruth M. Powell to provide specialized Ophthalmic products to Bausch & Lomb. Over the years the product offering expanded as both Bausch & Lomb and American Optical discontinued smaller hand held testing devices used by Ophthalmologists and Optometrists

Stoelting Co

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Since 1886, Stoelting Co. has been a leader in manufacturing superior instruments and assessments for basic scientific research and practice. We are proud of our tradition of manufacturing and supplying superb products…and remain committed to our customers' needs through knowledgeable and prompt customer service.

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