noun, plural: nociceptors
Word origin: Latin nocēre, to hurt + (re)ceptor
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... e.g. proprioceptive, tactile, nociceptive and autonomic mechanisms" http://www.neurofys.uu.se/v2/index.php?lnk=research/micron Nociceptive: A nociceptor is a sensory receptor that sends signals that cause the perception of pain in response to potentially damaging stimulus. Nociceptors are ...
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