visual analog scale

noun

Medical Definition of visual analog scale 

: a testing technique for measuring subjective or behavioral phenomena (as pain or dietary consumption) in which a subject selects from a gradient of alternatives (as from “no pain” to “worst imaginable pain” or from “every day” to “never”) arranged in linear fashion abbreviation VAS

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