nociceptive

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Coined by English neurophysiologist Charles Sherrington in 1906, from Latin noceō (to do harm, to inflict injury) +‎ receptive.

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nociceptive (not comparable)

  1. (physiology) Relating to the perception or sensation of pain.

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