This page (http://healthsciences.qmuc.ac.uk/labweb/Equipment/Dolorimeter.htm) states that a dolorimeter uses pressure rather than heat as a stimulus; there may be several different types of dolorimeter in use and so this page should be more generic (e.g. 'a device that measures a subject's pain threshold') or begin to list different types.
You should expand it then - be bold!
How does this take into account that a person's pain tolerance is dependent on the nature of the pain? For instance, the pain of a sting, a cut, an inflamed nerve, a headache, a toothache and a high blood pressure headache, are all qualitatively different. Sometimes, a simple skin-deep cut can hurt quantitatively more than a given regular headache, while the headache can easily affect you a lot more. Zuiram 22:56, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
The current description is only half way there - to put it crudely - we cause tissue damage or nociception and then .....nothing? What happens after we cause the pain? When does measurement take place? - how? SmithBlue (talk) 05:26, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
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