protopathic

(redirected from protopathy)
Also found in: Dictionary.
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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?