Definition: various points in the course of a nerve, pressure on which is painful in cases of neuralgia; these points are: where the nerve emerges from the bony canal; where it pierces a muscle or aponeurosis to reach the skin; where a superficial nerve rests on a resisting surface where compression is easily made; where the nerve gives off one or more branches; and where the nerve terminates in the skin.
Synonym(s): tender points
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