protopathic

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Related to protopathy: epicritic, Protopathic Pain

pro·to·path·ic

(prō'tō-path'ik),
Denoting a supposedly primitive set or system of peripheral sensory nerve fibers conducting a low order of pain and temperature sensibility that is poorly localized. Compare: epicritic.
[proto- + G. pathos, suffering]

protopathic

/pro·to·path·ic/ (-path´ik) affected first; pertaining to sensing of stimuli in a nonspecific, usually nonlocalized, manner.

protopathic

(prō′tə-păth′ĭk)
adj.
Sensing pain, pressure, heat, or cold in a nonspecific manner, usually without localizing the stimulus. Used especially of certain sensory nerves.

pro·top′a·thy (-tŏp′ə-thē) n.

pro·to·path·ic

(prō'tō-path'ik)
Denoting a supposedly primitive set or system of peripheral sensory nerve fibers conducting a low order of pain and temperature sensibility that is poorly localized.
Compare: epicritic
[proto- + G. pathos, suffering]