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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.
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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.
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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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Fibromyalgia (FM) is an idiopathic, common, and complex syndrome, defined as long-lasting, widespread, and symmetrical nonarticular musculoskeletal pain with generalized tender points at specific anatomical sites [1,2].
According to the results of muscle strength in the present study, we hold that the treatment of suspended moxibustion upon tender point has no effects on muscle strength recovery.
Previously a diagnosis of FM was based on positive physical exam findings revealing 11 of 18 tender points. (1) The new criteria recognize the wide array of somatic symptoms and multisystem involvement which were neglected in the previous diagnostic criteria.
Upon review of frequency of FMS, the total number of tender points in 26 participants was 11 and above as per the ACR criteria, 17 (8.1%) of them consisted of female participants and nine of them (3.9%) of male participants.
Relationship between the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire, tender point count, and muscle strength in female patients with fibromyalgia: a cohort study.
Fibromyalgia is defined based on widespread pain in combination with tenderness in at least 11 of 18 specific tender point sites for at least three months.
The tender point test is being replaced with a widespread pain index and a symptom severity (SS) score.
The attempt to create a definition using tender points was misunderstood.
Keywords: fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia syndrome, tender points, widespread pain, diagnosis of fibromyalgia, symptoms, hypersensitivity
Women are 10 times more likely to have achy and tender points, so the higher incidence of fibromyalgia among them may be due to a selection bias created by the tender point criteria, he continued.
Moldofsky discovered an abnormal Stage 4 sleep pattern in people with fibrositis, and Smythe discovered a definite pattern of tender points in patients.
Its prevalence has been estimated as high as 0.7-4.8% [1] The symptoms can vary with the patient, although pain from 18 bilateral tender points is diagnostic.