protopathic sensibility


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Related to protopathic sensibility: epicritic sensibility

sensibility

 [sen″sĭ-bil´ĭ-te]
susceptibility of feeling; ability to feel or perceive.
deep sensibility the sensibility of deep tissue (such as muscles or tendons) to pressure, pain, and movement.
epicritic sensibility the sensibility to gentle stimulations permitting fine discriminations of touch and temperature, localized in the skin.
proprioceptive sensibility the sensibility afforded by receptors in muscles, joints, and other parts, by which one is made aware of their position and state.
protopathic sensibility the sensibility to strong stimulations of pain and temperature; it is low in degree and poorly localized, existing in the skin and in the viscera, and acting as a defensive agency against pathologic changes in the tissues.
somesthetic sensibility proprioceptive sensibility.
splanchnesthetic sensibility the sensibility to stimuli received by splanchnic receptors.

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 sensibility

[prō′təpath′ik]
pertaining to the somatic sensations of fast localized pain; slow, poorly localized pain; and temperature.

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]

sensibility

susceptibility of feeling; ability to feel or perceive.

deep sensibility
the sensibility of deep tissue (muscle, tendon, etc.) to pressure, pain and movement.
epicritic sensibility
the sensibility to gentle stimulations permitting fine discriminations of touch and temperature, localized in the skin.
proprioceptive sensibility
the sensibility afforded by receptors in muscles, joints and other parts, by which one is made aware of their position and state.
protopathic sensibility
the sensibility to strong stimulations of pain and temperature; it is low in degree and poorly localized, existing in the skin and in the viscera, and acting as a defensive agency against pathological changes in the tissues.
somatesthetic sensibility
proprioceptive sensibility.
splanchnesthetic sensibility
the sensibility to stimuli received by splanchnic receptors.