nociceptive reflex

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nociceptive reflex

[¦nō·sē·ō·ri′sep·tiv ′rē‚fleks]
(physiology)
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The task-specific nociceptive withdrawal reflex organization then gradually emerges over the first three postnatal weeks.
(58) The magnitude of the nociceptive withdrawal reflex is augmented by the presence of an unpleasant odor; these same odors also modulate pain ratings (Fig.