Influence of local tissue temperature on vibration detection threshold

Dominic Thyagarajan, Peter James Dyck

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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 (US)
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the neurological sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 1994


  • Temperature influence on sensory threshold
  • Vibratory detection threshold

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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