Medical Definition of Epicritic
1. That aspect of somatic sensation which permits the discrimination and the topographical localization of the finer degrees of touch and temperature stimuli. Compare: protopathic. Origin: G. Epikritikos, adjudicatory, fr. Epi, on, + krino, to separate, judge (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Epicritic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"The (epicritic) Sense of Pressure or Touch.—The cutaneous pressure points are smaller and more numerous than the cold or warm spots. ..."
2. The Newer physiology in surgical and general practice by Arthur J. Rendle Short (1915)
"Flaccid paralysis of the muscles supplied, with loss of reflexes. (b). Loss of epicritic sense over the anatomical area supplied by the nerve. ..."
3. Diseases of the nervous system: A Text-book of Neurology and Psychiatry by Smith Ely Jelliffe, William Alanson White (1917)
"epicritic sensibility is that which recognizes light tinguishes small differences between the points of a co recognizes small variations in the temperature ..."
4. Insomnia and Nerve Strain by Henry Swift Upson (1908)
"epicritic NEURO-PSYCHOSES HYSTERIA.—Of the lesions thus far considered, neuroses and psychoses alike are primarily lower-level disorders, and in them the ..."
5. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1907)
"Heat and cold.—-The fibres conveying sensations of temperature undergo an even more complete reconstitution in the cord. Division of either the epicritic or ..."
6. The Elements of Scientific Psychology by Knight Dunlap (1922)
"epicritic sensitivity, on the other hand, is only in part localized. ... epicritic warmth and coolness seems to be localized in a general way within small ..."
7. An Index of differential diagnosis of main symptoms by Herbert French (1912)
"epicritic Sensibility.—To this sub-system is due the power of perceiving and locating light touches (cotton-wool), of discriminating between two points ..."
8. Manual of Neuro-surgery by United States Surgeon-General's Office (1919)
"epicritic sensibility includes the recognition of light touch (cotton), minor differences in temperature, recognition of compass points, and accurate ..."