Ludwig Pöllmann

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Geomagnetic activity has a strong half-yearly but no precise yearly component in its spectrum, as Armin Grafe suggested nearly half a century ago. We have postulated elsewhere that non-photic cycles such as those in geomagnetics may have signatures in the biosphere and vice versa that biological rhythms have likely counterparts in the physical environment.(More)
In 136 healthy men, circadian variations in pain threshold have been observed in healthy front teeth, the pain being elicited by a cold stimulus, alterations in threshold then being inferred from changes in the minimum cold application time. The pain threshold is maximal in the early afternoon and at a minimum in the early morning. In previous experiments(More)
A sample of 6718 healthy persons were asked, during an examination in connection with getting a job, whether they had noticed sounds emanating from their temporomandibular joints. A total of 20.1% of the job applicants reported hearing joint sounds. Crepitation or clicking was found in more than 12.2% of the sample on palpation. Auscultatory examination(More)
The sensibility of the epicritic (= tactile) and protopathic (= nociceptive) functions of the teeth decreases with advancing age. This has been demonstrated by simultaneously evaluating the minimum threshold shock duration after low-temperature stimuli (thermal threshold of pain) and the number of errors in wire thickness comparison tests (tactile(More)
The frequencies of 5706 demands for analgetic drugs after dental operations have been recorded. The highest consumption of analgetics is observed around postoperative day 7. On days 2 and 3, the circadian course of the frequencies peaks in the early morning (around 06.00). On days 6 and 7 the frequencies of analgetic administrations increase during the(More)
In accordance with clinical experience, the duration of the action of a local anaesthetic agent used in dental surgery changes depending on the time of day. A statistically significant circadian rhythm in the duration of a local anaesthesia produced by mepivacaine, was found in teeth. The longest duration was ascertained at approximately 15.00 (3 p.m.), the(More)