trigger point

noun
|Updated on: 21 Jul 2018

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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circa 1891

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trigger point

noun

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 WorldFebruary 1995
called also trigger area, trigger zone

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