nociceptive

adjective
no·​ci·​cep·​tive | \ ˌnō-si-ˈsep-tiv How to pronounce nociceptive (audio) \

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

First Known Use of nociceptive

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nociceptive

Latin nocēre "to injure, harm" + -i- + -ceptive (in receptive) — more at noxious

Note: Term probably introduced by the British physiologist Charles Scott Sherrington (1857-1952) in several publications in 1904, as "Correlation of Reflexes and the Principle of the Common Path" (opening address to a meeting of the British Association, Section I, Physiology), Nature, vol. 70, no. 1819 (September 8, 1904), p. 463.

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nociceptive

adjective
no·​ci·​cep·​tive | \ ˌnō-si-ˈsep-tiv How to pronounce nociceptive (audio) \

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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