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trigger point

noun

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

First Known Use of TRIGGER POINT

circa 1891
Medical Dictionary

trigger point

noun

Medical Definition of TRIGGER POINT

:  a sensitive area of the body which when stimulated gives rise to a reaction elsewhere in the body; especially :  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—called also trigger area, trigger zone

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