First Pain

(redirected from Epicritic Pain)
One of 2 components of acute pain over the skin suface, which is an A-delta fiber mediated and characterised as a sharp, pricking, well localized sensation

physiological pain

; fast pain; first pain protective and useful response, enabling the individual rapidly and accurately to localize and withdraw from the pain stimulus, to avoid or reduce tissue damage; caused by stimulation of high-threshold thermo/mechanical nociceptors, and transmitted along fast-conduction A-delta (Aδ) fibres (see pathophysiological pain)