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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The secondary outcome measures of interest were subjective improvements in the number of tender points, the score on a Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), and the score for quality of life (QOL).
The results of circumference in the present study demonstrated that the tender point suspended moxibustion has no advantage on reducing the swelling of DOMS compared with other treatments.
(39) Diminished circulation is associated with presence of tender points. (40) CoQ10, involved in aerobic cellular respiration, increases exercise endurance in normal volunteers and when combined with Gingko biloba improves tissue perfusion and quality of life measures in FM patients.
Self-reported somatosensory symptoms of neuropathic pain in fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain correlate with tender point count and pressure-pain thresholds.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain and reduced pressure pain threshold (tender points).
"Tender points" are localized tender areas of the body that can bring on widespread pain and muscle spasm when touched.
The tender points are evidence of the presence of the disease in the soft tissues and muscle tissues, and of the pain syndrome.
According to the American College of Rheumatology's 1990 classification criteria, patients must have widespread pain and tenderness in 11 of 18 tender points in order to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Although the committee established a wide variety of symptoms common to the syndrome, widespread pain and tender points were the most common.
As can be seen in figure 1, there was a 33% reduction in pain as measured by the tender points, and even greater gains in each of the self-rated measures.
In an attempt to remedy this confusion, the American College of Rheumatology has defined FM as widespread bodily pain together with pain on digital palpation in 11 to 18 tender point sites, but not including fatigue, or stiffness of swollen joints among the diagnostic criteria (Farrar et al., 1995).