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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A pain sense organ.

Usage examples (21)
  • This hard-wired injury detection mode for pain is called "nociception", meaning detection of harm, while the nerves which detect the damage are called nociceptor nerves...
  • Such nociceptor activation, for example, was first shown in vivo in fetal rats 25.
  • Activity induced in the nociceptor and nociceptive pathways by a noxious stimulus is not pain, which is always a psychological state, even though we may well appreciate...
  • Kanui TI (1985) Thermal inhibition of nociceptor-driven spinal cord neurones in the rat. for more
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