Definition of trigger point
: a localized usually tender or painful area of the body and especially of a muscle that when stimulated gives rise to pain elsewhere in the body
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Rhymes with trigger point
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Medical Definition of trigger point
: a localized usually tender or painful area of the body and especially of a muscle that when stimulated gives rise to pain elsewhere in the body <A trigger point in the calf muscle can also cause discomfort or weakness in the heel or arch; a trigger point in the thigh may cause pain around the knee.—Runner's World, February 1995>—called also trigger area, trigger zone
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