nociceptive

adjective no·ci·cep·tive \ 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 and Etymology of nociceptive

Latin nocēre + English -i- + receptive


Medical Dictionary

nociceptive

adjective 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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