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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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It has been shown [34] that the magnitude of a nociceptively induced alpha oscillation related desynchronization (a-ERD) was significantly more dependent on prestimulus than on poststimulus alpha power.