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A sensory receptor that responds to pain.

[Latin nocēre, to hurt; see nocent + (re)ceptor.]
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They examined 100 healthy volunteers and looked for nerve cells that conducted signals as rapidly as the nerve cells that detect touch, but that had the properties of pain receptors, otherwise known as nociceptors.
Pain is experienced when nociceptors (pain receptors) in the tissues are activated by chemical mediators released from damaged or stressed cells.
Besides this, a recent study demonstrated that onabotulinumtoxinA selectively inhibited C- but not Ad-trigeminal meningeal nociceptors by utilizing a preclinical cranial pain model (41).
(2017) showed that over a short testing period, initial PPT trials caused superficial nociceptors to have an increased sensitivity, resulting in higher PPT values.
Pain is transmitted to the central nervous system (CNS) in two separate ways via myelinated A delta fibers and unmyelinated C fibers, following the induction of nociceptors (3).
Nociceptive pain stems from the inputs put forth by certain types of nerves called nociceptors. Most nociceptors will recognize deep, aching pain from soft tissues, (e.g., bones, ligaments and tendons).
The anti-inflammatory action in the peripheral tissues occurs through antagonising the release of inflammatory mediators such as histamine, cytokines and serotonin which in turn excite nociceptors. [31]
The ability of fish to feel pain is sustained by the presence of nociceptors (delta A and C fibres) identical to those of mammals, connected to a comparative brain structure (Sneddon, 2003).
Peripheral sensitization of nociceptors has been demonstrated as a possible mechanism of vulvodynia.
CA-008 is a proprietary water-soluble prodrug that converts into capsaicin, a potent TRPV-1 agonist with a long history of use as a topical analgesic, that selectively and reversibly desensitizes pain conducting nerve fibers (C-fiber nociceptors).