Sentence Examples


  • Five primary sensory categories are assessed: vibration (using a tuning fork), joint position (examiner moves the limb side-to-side and in a downward position), light touch, pinprick, and temperature.
  • The only pain involved is a momentary pinprick from the needle, and results from the test are usually available in one to two days.
  • Spinal cord lesions or disease can possibly be detected by pinprick and temperature assessment.
  • In this case, a mild pain stimulus, such as a pinprick, causes a maximum pain response.