Medical Dictionary

nociceptive

adj no·ci·cep·tive \ˌnō-si-ˈsep-tiv\

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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