protopathic


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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

(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]
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Application of lag-time into exposure de nitions to control for protopathic bias.
Last, we could not exclude the possibility that the observed association was due to sick-stopper effect (nonadherence to medication due to higher risk) or protopathic bias (less AD symptoms may increase the awareness of the importance of eradication therapy).
A possible increased risk for T-cell lymphoma was reported with tacrolimus in one study, but the potential confounders discussed included the risks inherent in AD itself, study biases, and "protopathic bias" (that is, misdiagnosis of AD when the patient actually had cutaneous T-cell lymphoma).
"I reported the data because they are very dramatic, but the question remains, is it a protopathic effect?" she said in an interview, describing the possibility that patients' early symptoms of pneumonia might mimic gastroesophageal reflux and prompt a prescription for a proton pump inhibitor (PPI).
To avoid the possibility of protopathic bias, we excluded antimicrobial drug prescriptions made during the 29 days prior to the index date.
These behaviors include even the panic response to phobic stimuli and the emotion-like ("protopathic") component of pain that makes it aversive.
Furthermore, Rivers promoted the questionable idea that officers had a more refined 'epicritic' sensibility, while the other ranks could only muster a crude 'protopathic' response.