nociceptive stimulus


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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
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Nociceptive Stimulus. A thermode (CHEPS-2001, Medoc Ltd.; 27 mm diameter) was used to evoke pain.
While nociceptive pain can be easily traced from a peripheral nociceptive fiber to the brain and typically resolves when the nociceptive stimulus stops, neuropathic pain (NPP) results from changes to the function of the nervous system and is typically caused by injury to the nerves.
In contrast, nociception is defined as "the neural process of encoding noxious stimuli," and a nociceptive stimulus is defined as "an actually or potentially tissue-damaging event transduced and encoded by nociceptors" (IASP, 2012).