antinociception

noun
an·​ti·​no·​ci·​cep·​tion | \ ˌant-i-ˌnō-si-ˈsep-shən, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antinociception (audio) \

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

Other Words from antinociception

antinociceptive \ -​ˌnō-​si-​ˈsep-​tiv How to pronounce antinociceptive (audio) \ adjective
… the antinociceptive action of morphine and endogenous opiates apparently proceeds by opening of the same class of neuronal potassium channels blocked by apamin. — David Gurwitz, The Lancet, 23 Jan. 1999

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“Antinociception.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/antinociception. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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