nociceptive


no·ci·cep·tive

adjective \ˌnō-si-ˈsep-tiv\

Definition of NOCICEPTIVE

1
of a stimulus :  painful, injurious
2
:  of, induced by, or responding to a nociceptive stimulus <nociceptive pain> <a nociceptive nerve pathway>

Origin of NOCICEPTIVE

Latin nocēre + English -i- + receptive
First Known Use: 1904

no·ci·cep·tive

adjective \ˌnō-si-ˈsep-tiv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NOCICEPTIVE

1
of a stimulus : painful, injurious
2
: of, induced by, or responding to a nociceptive stimulus—used especially of receptors or protective reflexes

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