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nociception

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noun no·ci·cep·tion \ˌnō-sə-ˈsep-shən\

Medical Definition of nociception

  1. :  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, 24 Apr. 1997—called also nociperception


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