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Descriptor English: Trigger Points
Descriptor Spanish: Puntos Disparadores
Descriptor Portuguese: Pontos-Gatilho
Descriptor French: Points de déclenchement
Entry term(s): Area, Trigger
Areas, Trigger
Point, Trigger
Points, Trigger
Trigger Area
Trigger Areas
Trigger Point
Tree number(s): A01.947
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D061028
Scope note: Discrete spots in taut bands of muscle that produce local and referred pain when muscle bands are compressed.
Annotation: for trigger point injections, coordinate with INJECTIONS or specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
GD growth & development
IN injuries
IR innervation
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Myofascial Pain Syndromes (1984-2011)
Public MeSH Note: 2012
History Note: 2012
Related: Acupuncture Points MeSH
DeCS ID: 54413
Unique ID: D061028
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2012/01/01
Date of Entry: 2011/06/24
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Trigger Points - Preferred
Concept UI M0556147
Scope note Discrete spots in taut bands of muscle that produce local and referred pain when muscle bands are compressed.
Preferred term Trigger Points
Entry term(s) Point, Trigger
Points, Trigger
Trigger Point
Trigger Area - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0556148
Preferred term Trigger Area
Entry term(s) Area, Trigger
Areas, Trigger
Trigger Areas



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