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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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In scientific and medical literature the term pain threshold indicates the minimum stimulus which elicits pain (as reported by the subject) and is clearly differentiated from the term pain tolerance which indicates the degree of pain which a subject can tolerate before experiencing physical or emotional impairment and involves a measurement of a subject's response to pain. Compare this to absolute threshold, which is the lowest level of stimulus that is physiologically detectable.




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