nociceptive

/ (ˌnəʊsɪˈsɛptɪv) /

adjective

causing or reacting to pain

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Word Origin for nociceptive

C20: from Latin nocēre to injure + (re)ceptive
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Medical definitions for nociceptive

nociceptive
[ nō′sĭ-sĕptĭv ]

adj.

Causing pain. Used of a stimulus.
Caused by or responding to a painful stimulus.
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