noting or pertaining to a general, nondiscriminating responsiveness to pain or temperature stimuli (opposed to epicritic).
- pro·top·a·thy [pruh-top-uh-thee], /prəˈtɒp ə θi/, noun
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How to use protopathic in a sentence
protopathic and epicritic sensibility are lost over the radial side of the forearm.
Deep sensibility is usually lost over an area almost as extensive as that of protopathic insensibility.
protopathic sensibility is lost over an area which varies in different cases.
The areas of epicritic and of protopathic insensibility are illustrated in Fig. 91.
British Dictionary definitions for protopathic
of or relating to a sensory nerve that perceives only coarse stimuli, such as pain
of or relating to such perception
- protopathy (prəʊˈtɒpəθɪ), noun
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