nociceptor

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no·ci·cep·tor

 (nō′sĭ-sĕp′tər)
n.
A sensory receptor that responds to pain.

[Latin nocēre, to hurt; see nocent + (re)ceptor.]
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Not only does ice act as a local anesthetic by reducing the impulses of pain receptors, the cooling also reduces blood flow, muscle spasm, and inflammation (though inflammation is part of the healing process, too much of it can impede healing).