PARADOXICAL COLD

an impact generated in thermal nerve endings which are vulnerable to both heat and cold. The nerve fibers have double peaks, consisting of one for heat which is past the tolerance limit for pain. Touching a hot item which fires a cold and hot receptor can generate an illusion of cold.

PARADOXICAL COLD: "The topical application of analgesics for muscle aches such as a popular brand termed Icy Hot, represents the sensation of a paradoxical cold."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PARADOXICAL COLD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/paradoxical-cold/ (accessed October 13, 2019).
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