nociceptive

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adjective no·ci·cep·tive \ˌnō-si-ˈsep-tiv\

Definition of nociceptive

  1. 1 of a stimulus :  painful, injurious

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1904


Medical Dictionary

nociceptive

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adjective no·ci·cep·tive \ˌnō-si-ˈsep-tiv\

Medical Definition of nociceptive

  1. 1of a stimulus :  painful, injurious

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


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