nociception

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(nō″si-sep′shŏn )

[noci- + (re)ception]
The stimulus-response process involving the stimulation of peripheral pain-carrying nerve fibers and the transmission of impulses along peripheral nerves to the central nervous system, where the stimulus is perceived as pain.
SEE: nociceptor; SEE: nociceptive impulse

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