Main definitions of nociception in US English:

: nociception1nociception2

nociception1

noun

Physiology
  • The perception or sensation of pain.

    ‘muscle nociception is mainly characterized by local tenderness and referred pain’

Origin

1920s: from Latin nocere ‘to harm’ + reception, after nociceptive.

Pronunciation

nociception

/ˌnōsəˈsepSH(ə)n//ˌnoʊsəˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/

Main definitions of nociception in US English:

: nociception1nociception2

nociception2

noun

Physiology
  • The sensation or perception of pain.

Origin

1920s. From noci- + -ception, after nociceptive, nociceptor.

Pronunciation

nociception

/ˌnōsəˈsepSH(ə)n//ˌnoʊsəˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/