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noci- pref.
Injury; pain; painful stimulus: nociperception.


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  • Nociceptive

    /ˌnəʊsɪˈsɛptɪv/ adjective 1. causing or reacting to pain adj. 1904, from Latin noci-, comb. form of nocere “to do harm” (see innocuous) + second element from receptive. nociceptive no·ci·cep·tive (nō’sĭ-sěp’tĭv) adj.

  • Nociceptive reflex

    nociceptive reflex n. A reflex elicited by a painful stimulus.

  • Nociceptor

    nociceptor no·ci·cep·tor (nō’sĭ-sěp’tər) n. A sensory receptor that responds to pain.

  • Nocifensor

    nocifensor no·ci·fen·sor (nō’sĭ-fěn’sər) n.

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