Influence of local tissue temperature on vibration detection threshold

Dominic Thyagarajan, Peter James Dyck

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Abstract

We used the Computer Assisted Sensory Examination (CASE IV) and a new, rapid 4, 2, and 1 stepping algorithm to determine the influence of local temperature on vibratory detection threshold (VDT) in the great toe of 11 healthy adult subjects. We found that over a broad range of temperatures, VDT did not vary much. A large cooling offset resulted in a small increase in VDT, but warming did not change VDT significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume126
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Temperature influence on sensory threshold
  • Vibratory detection threshold

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