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Point

A distinct proposition or Question of Law arising or propounded in a case. In the case of shares of stock, a point means $1. In the case of bonds a point means $10, since a bond is quoted as a percentage of $1,000. In the case of market averages, the word point means merely that and no more. If, for example, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average rises from 8,349.25 to 8,350.25, it has risen a point. A point in this average, however, is not equivalent to $1.

With respect to the home mortgage finance industry, a fee or charge of one percent of the principal of the loan that is collected by the lender at the time the loan is made and is in addition to the constant long-term stated interest rate on the face of the loan.

point

(Item), noun argument, caput, consideration, designated ground, detail, feature, ground, issue, matter, particular, reason, res, specific, thought
Associated concepts: point of law, point of order

point

(Period of time), noun conjuncture, exact mooent, hour, instant, interval, juncture, moment, occasion, precise moment, second, specific moment, stage, time

point

(Purpose), noun aim, core, design, end, essence, goal, import, intent, intention, motive, object, objective, purport, reason, significance, substance
See also: argument, aspect, border, case, characteristic, clue, consequence, content, contention, degree, detail, direct, edge, end, feature, gist, import, intent, issue, item, location, matter, matter in dispute, meaning, motive, object, objective, occasion, particular, period, phase, pinnacle, posture, property, provision, purpose, refer, remark, show, significance, signification, situation, situs, standpoint, subject, target, technicality, term, termination, tip

POINT, practice. A proposition or question arising in a case.
     2. It is the duty of a judge to give an opinion on every point of law, properly arising out of the issue, which is propounded to him. Vide Resolution.

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There is naturally a subjective component to the tender point exam.
A careful history and physical examination can rule out other conditions that may cause chronic pain and fatigue and identify the tender points that are seen in fibromyalgia.
1 Disease duration (years) 3 1-15 Number of tender points 14 11-18 Visual analog scale (mm) 70 30-90 Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire 58.
Additionally, due to the confusion regarding the tender point test, the authors note that most primary care doctors don't bother to check tender points or they aren't checking them correctly.
Tender points that manifest upon digital palpation are a good diagnostic tool for FM.
A tender point was identified when the patient rated the pain resulting from palpation at least 2 out of 10 (0, no pain; 10 worst pain) (LOE: 3, case-control design, nonindependent reference standard).
6 Tender point count 4 0-18 Visual analog scale 1 0-10 Widespread body pain 30.
According to the American College of Rheumatology's 1990 classification criteria, patients must have both widespread pain and tenderness in 11 of 18 tender points in order to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Duloxetine-treated patients also had significant reductions compared with placebo-treated patients in BPI scores for average pain severity and interference from pain, number of tender points, and FIQ stiffness, as well as several other fibromyalgia-specific and quality of life measures.
Clinicians conducted the Manual Tender Point Survey (MTPS) on the 18 standard tender points and 3 control points on patients enrolled in a separate treatment trial.
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has developed criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia: A person is considered to have fibromyalgia if he or she has widespread pain above and below the waist, on both sides of the body for at least three months, in combination with tenderness in at least 11 of 18 specific tender point sites.
Secondary end points that showed trends toward improvement with the active treatment include tender point scores, the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression, and the Beck Anxiety Inventory.