Medical Definition of Anaptic

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Reviewed on 10/30/2018

Anaptic: Suffering from an impaired sense of touch, (a state called anaphia) or tactile anesthesia.

An anaptic person has anaphia (an, not + Greek haphe, touch = inability to (feel) touch.

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Reviewed on 10/30/2018