Pruritoceptive | definition of pruritoceptive by Medical dictionary
pruritoceptive (proo-rit″ŏ-sep′tiv) [ prurit(us) + (re)ceptive]
Pert. to an itch that arises from a primary skin disease as opposed to an itch that is triggered by a systemic or neurological cause.
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7 proposed classifying itches into pruritoceptive
(originate in diseased skin); neurogenic (due to molecular or neurophysiologic dysfunction in the nervous system); neuropathic (due to nervous system pathology);