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pain threshold

Translation of pain threshold in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [Medicine/Medicina] resistencia (feminine) al dolor, umbral (masculine) del dolor to have a high/low pain threshold tener* mucha/poca resistencia al dolor, tener* el umbral del dolor elevado/bajo
    Example sentences
    • The pressure pain threshold was higher after dronabinol treatment than after placebo treatment.
    • Cold increases the pain threshold, the viscosity, and the plastic deformation of tissues but decreases motor performance.
    • Elevating the pain threshold is extremely important in training a sprinter.

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