Relating to or denoting pain arising from the stimulation of nerve cells (often as distinct from that arising from damage or disease in the nerves themselves)
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Local anesthetics also alter transmission of nociceptive impulses by blocking afferent sensory fibers.’
- ‘The end result of this vasomotor instability is compression of the capillaries and the nociceptive and pain-transmitting nerve endings.’
Early 20th century: from Latin nocere to harm + receptive.