pain threshold pain threshold

Definition(s):

  • (n) the lowest intensity of stimulation at which pain is experienced

Usage(s):

  1. Often they are fed gunpowder or hot sauce in the mistaken belief that this will increase the animals' pain threshold.
  2. Stress boosts the production of these an algesics, raising the pain threshold.
  3. But as its export growth and foreign investment slow under competitive pressures, Beijing seems to be nearing its pain threshold.

News

  1. Bond Yields Creep Closer to the Pain Threshold

    The scale of the sell-off in U.S. government bonds has taken market watchers by surprise and yields are now fast approaching a "pain threshold" that could make the Federal Reserve think twice about unwinding its monetary stimulus too soon, analysts say.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: CNBC

  2. Bond Yields Getting Closer to Pain Threshold

    The scale of the sell-off in U.S. government bonds has taken market watchers by surprise and yields are now fast approaching a pain threshold for the U.S. Federal Reserve, some analysts say.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: CNBC via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Howard injury may signal end of Phillies era

    It was just a simple transaction: "Philadelphia Phillies transferred 1b Ryan Howard (knee) to the 15-day disabled list." If it felt like something more momentous, there are reasons for that. Howard finally crossed his pain threshold during a series against the division-leading Atlanta Braves, and it was perhaps a defining moment in this uneasy season. The announcement came just as Major League ...
    on July 7, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

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