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Nociception

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A perception of pain through the sensory receptors capable of detecting potentially damaging stimulus.


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Word origin: Latin noc─ôre, to hurt + (re)ceptor

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Re: weight lifting, repetitions & evolution theory

... (like us) could have evolved such that pricks and pinches simply caused us to immediate retreat, without any of the complications of experiencing nociception (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nociception). Or consider sleep; we could have developed such that our sleeping patterns were involuntarily ...

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by Lenoxus
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: weight lifting, repetitions & evolution theory
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The Fiber Disease

... sends signals that cause the perception of pain in response to potentially damaging stimulus. Nociceptors are the nerve endings responsible for nociception, one of the two types of persistent pain (the other, neuropathic pain, occurs when nerves in the central or peripheral nervous system are ...

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by Skytroll
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:14 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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