nociception


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Related to nociception: allodynia, Nociceptors, Neuropathic pain

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.

nociception

(nō′sĭ-sĕp′shən)
n.
The perception of pain, resulting from neural processing of pain stimuli.
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However, in people with neuropathic pain, the proper functioning of nociception is disrupted.
Another characteristic that distinguishes visceral from somatic nociception: Visceral nociception utilizes a dorsal midline pathway within the central nervous system, in addition to the lateral spinothalamic tract pathway utilized by somatic nociception.
Indeed, since NRM neurons modulate nociception, alterations in their firing could potentially contribute to the allodynia of SCI.
One strategy to delink nociception from pain is to reconstruct chronic pain as a form of suffering.
Enhancement in the synthesis of both opiate receptors and endogenous dynorphins following injury is a straightforward means for ameliorating nociception. Endomorphins, the endogenous ligands of the muopioid receptor, but not morphine, are effective against neuropathic pain (30).
In humans, D-serine is thought to be an endogenous modulator for the NMDA receptor in various neuropsychiatric functions such as learning and nociception and has been implicated in pathological conditions such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer disease (1, 2, 5, 6).
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The exposure-desensitization technique gradually exposes patients, in the absence of any increase in pain nociception, to stimulus situations and/or behaviors which have elicited pain nociception and/or been classic ally conditioned to occur with painful nociception.
It occurs when electrical signals from the damaged tissue travel to the brain in a process called nociception. The pain itself doesn't occur until those signals hit the brain.
For the fetus to feel pain, it is necessary for stimuli to travel around the body (nociception).
Less well-myelinated fibers, generally of smaller diameter (nociception or autonomous nerves), have a slower conduction rate because the depolarization runs along the entire length of the fiber and cannot jump.