Threshold of Pain

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Threshold of Pain

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In acoustics, for a specified signal, the minimum effective sound pressure level of that signal which, in a specified fraction of the trials, will stimulate the ear to a point at which the discomfort gives way to definite pain that is distinct from mere non-noxious feeling of discomfort. The term applies similarly for other senses. </dd>

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This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use