nociceptor

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nociceptor

[′nō·sə‚sep·tər]
(physiology)
A sensory nerve ending that is particularly sensitive to noxious stimuli such as chemical changes in surrounding tissue evoked by injury.
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If sensory nerves contain pain receptors like TRPA1 and TRPV1, and itch receptors like MrgprA3 and MrgprC11, how does the cell distinguish between itch and pain?
While the thumping, pulsing hangover headache may feel as if the brain is pressing against the skull, the pain is actually coming from the inner lining of the skull, which contains numerous blood vessels with all their associated pain receptors.
As discussed previously, once the pain receptors have received a stimulus, they send a pain signal along the afferent (sensory) nerve pathway of pain fibers back to the spinal cord.
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01, n=63) thus, at a minimum, supporting the effectiveness of topical clonidine in diabetic patients with functioning pain receptors of the skin.
It dampens the pain receptors to the nervous system, so there is a feeling of general well-being.
A bit of pressure on the wrist to pump up the volume, a couple of slaps on the back of the hand to confuse the old pain receptors and in it went - sweet as you like.
Her condition involves a malfunction of the central nervous system which causes the body's pain receptors to constantly misfire.
The micro-needles are designed to avoid impacting pain receptors and blood vessels.
Any animal who possesses a nervous system and pain receptors is capable of feeling the full impact of pain, so it's inevitable that research leads to considerable suffering.
The new micro-needles are long enough to penetrate into the body but will not reach pain receptors under the skin.