algesthesia

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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.
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al·ges·the·si·a

(al-jes-thē'zē-ă),
1. The appreciation of pain.
2. Hypersensitivity to pain.
Synonym(s): algesia, algesthesis
[G. algos, pain, + aisthēsis, sensation]
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al·ges·the·sia

(al'jes-thē'zē-ă)
1. The appreciation of pain.
2. Hypersensitivity to pain.
Synonym(s): algaesthesia, algesia.
[G. algos, pain, + aisthēsis, sensation]
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al·ges·the·sia

(al'jes-thē'zē-ă)
1. The appreciation of pain.
2. Hypersensitivity to pain.
Synonym(s): algesia, algesthesis, algaesthesia.
[G. algos, pain, + aisthēsis, sensation]
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