nociceptive
adjective Etymology: Latin nocēre + English -i- + receptive Date: 1904 1. of a stimulus painful, injurious 2. of, induced by, or responding to a nociceptive stimulus <
nociceptive pain
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a nociceptive nerve pathway
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nociceptive — [nō΄sə sep′tiv] adj. 〚< L nocere (see NOCENT) + (RE)CEPTIVE〛 of, causing, or reacting to pain * * * no·ci·cep·tive (nō sĭ sĕpʹtĭv) adj. 1. Causing pain. Used of a stimulus. 2. Caused by or responding to a painful stimulus: a nocicep …   Universalium

  • nociceptive — (adj.) 1904, from L. noci , comb. form of nocere to do harm (see INNOCUOUS (Cf. innocuous)) + second element from RECEPTIVE (Cf. receptive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nociceptive — [nō΄sə sep′tiv] adj. [< L nocere (see NOCENT) + (RE)CEPTIVE] of, causing, or reacting to pain …   English World dictionary

  • nociceptive — Capable of appreciation or transmission of pain. [see nociceptor] * * * no·ci·cep·tive .nō si sep tiv adj 1) of a stimulus PAINFUL, INJURIOUS 2) of, induced by, or responding to a nociceptive stimulus …   Medical dictionary

  • nociceptive — ● nociceptif, nociceptive adjectif Relatif à la nociception …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • nociceptive — adjective caused by or in response to pain (Freq. 2) a nociceptive spinal reflex • Similar to: ↑sensitive …   Useful english dictionary

  • nociceptive — adjective a) Causing pain b) Caused by pain See Also: nociceptor …   Wiktionary

  • nociceptive — no·ci·cep·tive …   English syllables

  • nociceptive — adj. describing nerve fibres, endings, or pathways that are concerned with the condition of pain …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • nociceptive reflexes — reflexes initiated by painful stimuli …   Medical dictionary

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