Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Causing pain. Used of a stimulus.
  • adj. Caused by or responding to a painful stimulus: a nociceptive spinal reflex.

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  • adj. Causing pain.
  • adj. Caused by pain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In neurology, receptive of injury.

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  • adj. caused by or in response to pain

Etymologies

From nociceptor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • One, sometimes called nociceptive pain, results from damage to tissues, as from arthritis or a burn.

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  • On the contrary, as the science of pain has unearthed in the last forty years or so, there are physiologically specialized systems that process nociceptive stimuli from the moment they effect peripheral receptors to the central processing of these signals in the spinal cord and the brain.

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  • Moreover, on her view, it is a fatal mistake to take this subjective sensation of pain as the nature of pain because she thinks that a biologically more realistic objective understanding of pain involving the various systems processing nociceptive information will serve our scientific purposes much better and the commonsense understanding of pain should follow that.

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  • 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 that pain most often has a proximate physical cause.

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  • (Nociceptors are peripheral nerve endings specialized to respond, normally, only to potentially damaging stimuli, i.e., to nociceptive stimuli).

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  • Morphine inhibits the nociceptive neural pathways at multiple sites.

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  • Anatomic studies have shown that the density of cutaneous nociceptive nerve endings in the late fetus and newborn infant equal or exceed that of adult skin.

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  • GRT 6005 has completed proof-of-concept studies in nociceptive and neuropathic pain.

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  • The procedure is known as lateral branch denervation and ablates the afferent nociceptive nerves that originate in the sacroiliac joint and surrounding tissue.

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