antinociception

noun

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

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“Antinociception.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/antinociception. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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