no·​ci·​cep·​tion ˌnō-sə-ˈsep-shən How to pronounce nociception (audio)
: the perception of a painful or injurious stimulus
In reality, [infants] have all the anatomical and functional components required for nociception, and they react appropriately to painful stimuli.Thomas E. Wiswell, The New England Journal of Medicine

called also nociperception

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“Nociception.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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