Definition of nociceptive in English:
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
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- 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.
Definition of nociceptive in:
- US English dictionary
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