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This is the scientific measurement of pain. Often it is done with instruments which deliver a controlled by safe pain stimulus such as mechanical force using a pressure algometer, electrical shock, laser-induced pain, cold pain or heat pain.

(With modern technologies such as machine learning and signal processing of EEG, algometry is becoming an objective science, and not just a subjective reaction to a stimulus that the subject finds painful.)


It is derived from “algo-” and “metry”.

Further perspective[edit]

See the entry Dolorimeter.