One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to the perception or sensation of pain.‘as the extremity warms, heat sensitive nociceptive afferents are stimulated’
- ‘The end result of this vasomotor instability is compression of the capillaries and the nociceptive and pain-transmitting nerve endings.’
- ‘As well, acute pain tends to be a direct result of nociceptive stimulation due to musculoskeletal injury compared to chronic pain, which is more often related to supratentorial processing of neuropathic stimuli.’
- ‘Local anesthetics also alter transmission of nociceptive impulses by blocking afferent sensory fibers.’
- ‘The labrum may also participate in nociceptive and proprioceptive mechanisms as free nerve endings and sensory end organs have been identified in its superficial layers.’
- ‘The other afferent nerve fibers are the nociceptive fibers, including myclinated A [delta] fibers and unmyelinated slowly conducting C fibers with cell bodies in the jugular ganglia.’
Early 20th century: from Latin nocere ‘to harm’ + receptive.
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