trigger point

noun

Definition of trigger point

  1. :  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


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trigger point

noun

Medical Definition of trigger point

  1. :  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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