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noun, plural: nociceptors

A sensory receptor responsible for detecting or responding to pain.


Word origin: Latin noc─ôre, 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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