antinociception

noun
an·​ti·​no·​ci·​cep·​tion | \ˌant-i-ˌnō-si-ˈsep-shən, ˌan-ˌtī- \

Medical Definition of antinociception 

: the action or process of blocking the detection of a painful or injurious stimulus by sensory neurons Compared with systemic narcotic analgesia, intraspinal narcotic antinociception has a longer duration.— Dennis W. Coombs, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 4 Nov. 1983

Learn More about antinociception

Share antinociception

Comments on antinociception

What made you want to look up antinociception? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

full of whispering sounds

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!