Definition of nociceptor
: a receptor (as in the skin) for nociceptive stimuli : a pain sense organ
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Acute pain begins with nociceptors—long neurons that originate in the spinal cord and end as thin fibers in the skin.
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Medical Definition of nociceptor
: a receptor for injurious or painful stimuli : a pain sense organ
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