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nociceptive

Line breaks: noci|cep¦tive
Pronunciation: /ˌnəʊsɪˈsɛptɪv
 
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Definition of nociceptive in English:

adjective

Physiology
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): as the extremity warms, heat sensitive nociceptive afferents are stimulated
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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