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Point

The smallest unit of price change quoted, or one one-hundredth of a percent. Related: Minimum price fluctuation and tick.

Point

A way of conceptualizing price changes in the trading of securities. For stocks, a point corresponds to $1, while for bonds it indicates a 1% change relative to the face value. For example, if one states that GE rose two points on Thursday, this means that it rose $2. See also: Tick.

point

A change in the value of a security or a security index or average. For common and preferred stocks a point represents a change of $1. For bonds a point represents a 1% change in face value. For example, a one-point decline in a $1,000 principal amount bond translates to a $10 decline in price. For stock averages and indexes a point represents a unit of movement and is best interpreted as a percent of the beginning value. For example, a 100-point decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average that started the day at 10,000 represents a 1% fall in the average.
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A tender point is considered positive if there is a report of pain on palpation of that site, not just a response of tenderness or a comment such as "it's not too bad" (Sherman, 1992).
For example, many people with CFS have the tender points and symptoms considered to be diagnostic of fibromyalgia.
Additionally, they reported that the decreased muscle performance in FMS patients was not related with the clinical findings, including pain severity, number of tender points, and duration of the symptoms.
The present study investigated PPT in a number of different sites to determine pain expected areas and pain-free control areas, such as tender points in upper sites of the body.
The tender point test also has a gender bias because men may report widespread pain, but they generally aren't as tender as women.
Ice packs or heat treatments -- including hot packs and showers -- may give some short-term relief, and sometimes pain-relieving drugs are injected directly into the tender points.
9 Tender point count 16 14-18 Total myalgia score 34.
A controlled study of manual palpation was conducted to standardize the tender point survey described in the Figure.
Tender points are specific places on the body-on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, and upper and lower extremities-where people with Fibromyalgia feel pain in response to slight pressure.
It has been reported that female FMS patients have significantly more intense pain, higher tender point counts, and a greater incidence of depression relative to male FMS patients.
Women are 10 times more likely to have achy and tender points, so the higher incidence of fibromyalgia among them may be attributable to a selection bias created by the tender point criteria, he continued.
Significant improvements over placebo were also seen in the FIQ total, pain, fatigue, and restfulness upon awakening scores; in the mean tender point threshold and number of tender points; in the Clinical Global Impression (CGI) and Patient Global Impression of Improvement (PGI) scores; in other BPI subscale measures of pain severity and interference; and in several quality of life and functional measures.