nociceptive stimulus


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nociceptive stimulus

Etymology: L, nocere, to injure, capere, to receive, stimulus, goad
a painful, sometimes detrimental or injurious, stimulus.

no·ci·cep·tive stim·u·lus

(nō'si-sep'tiv stim'yū-lŭs)
A painful agent (stimulus) that can be injurious or detrimental (e.g., hot coals).
[L. noceo, to hurt + capio, to receive, + stimulus, a goad]

nociceptive stimulus

A painful and usually injurious stimulus.
See also: stimulus