Definition of nociceptive in English:

nociceptive

Syllabification: no·ci·cep·tive
Pronunciation: /ˌnōsiˈseptiv
 
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adjective

Physiology
Of, relating to, or denoting pain arising from the stimulation of nerve cells (often as distinct from that arising from damage or disease in the nerves themselves).
More example sentences
  • As well, acute pain tends to be a direct result of nociceptive stimulation due to musculoskeletal injury compared to chronic pain, which is more often related to supratentorial processing of neuropathic stimuli.
  • The other afferent nerve fibers are the nociceptive fibers, including myclinated A [delta] fibers and unmyelinated slowly conducting C fibers with cell bodies in the jugular ganglia.
  • Local anesthetics also alter transmission of nociceptive impulses by blocking afferent sensory fibers.

Origin

early 20th century: from Latin nocere 'to harm' + receptive.

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