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Related to nociceptive: allodynia, nociceptive reflex


1. Causing pain. Used of a stimulus.
2. Caused by or responding to a painful stimulus: a nociceptive spinal reflex.

[From nociceptor.]
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(Physiology) causing or reacting to pain
[C20: from Latin nocēre to injure + (re)ceptive]
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Adj.1.nociceptive - caused by or in response to pain; "a nociceptive spinal reflex"
sensitive - responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light"
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Previously, it was believed that individual cells called nociceptive fibers were thought to be the main starting points for this kind of pain.
The team called the organ as nociceptive glio-neural complex.
Laser therapy technology company Erchonia Corporation reported on Wednesday the receipt of the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market its FX 635 low level laser for the temporary relief of chronic, nociceptive musculoskeletal pain.
In a study of 399 patients with localized, chronic pain, compounded pain creams didn't treat neuropathic, nociceptive, or mixed pain any better than a placebo cream.
Conclusions and clinical relevance: Buprenorphine at the doses evaluated did not significantly change the thermal nociceptive threshold for cockatiels or cause sedative or agitative effects.
It reduces sympathetic responses to nociceptive stimuli reduces the usage of other anaesthetics and improves the intra-op hemodynamic stability.
For the hot plate test, a mouse was placed on a plate maintained at 50.0 [+ or -] 1[degrees]C and the latency of its reaction to this nociceptive stimulus (number of seconds before it licked its hind paw or jumped) was quantified, with an interruption time [less than or equal to] 45 s.
Conclusions: The regional volume gain of brainstem could underlie the neuromechanism of impaired ascending and descending pathway in the MOH patients, and the left RVM volume alteration could imply the impaired tolerance of nociceptive pain input and could be used to assess the headache disability in the MOH patients.
The researchers found that neuropathic components were most frequent in chronic LBP patients between the ages of 51 and 60 years, whereas elderly LBP patients showed more nociceptive pain.
Aesculus indica crude extract (Ai.Cr) was investigated, using chemical and thermally induced nociceptive models in mice.
In this issue of INN, Letzkus and colleagues (1) report the findings of a pilot study conducted among children to explore the environmental nociceptive stimuli that could hinder recovery of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) after severe brain injury.