nociperception


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nociception

 [no″se-sep´shun]
the ability to feel pain, caused by stimulation of a nociceptor. Physiologically, it is composed of four processes: transduction, transmission, modulation, and perception. Called also pain sense, algesia, and algesthesia.
The four processes that make up nociception: transduction, transmission, modulation, and perception. From Ferrante and VadeBoncouer, 1993.

nociperception

/no·ci·per·cep·tion/ (-per-sep´shun) pain sense.

no·ci·per·cep·tion

(nō'si-pĕr-sep'shŭn)
The appreciation of injurious influences, referring to nerve centers.
[noci- + perception]

nociperception

(nō″sĭ-pĕr-sĕp′shŭn) [″ + perceptio, apprehension]
The perception by the nerve centers of injurious influences or painful stimuli.