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Introduction to nociception

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Glossary

TermDefinition
Nociception

the physiological process by which never stimuli that are potentially damaging are detected and transmitted to the brain where they may be interpreted as pain.

Pain

the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) define pain as: “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”.

Perception (pain)

the process by which the brain interprets nerve signals as pain.

Transduction

the process by which potentially painful sensations stimulate specialised nerves or nociceptors.

Transmission

the process by which nerve signals are conducted from the peripheral receptors to the brain.

Resources

Online Resource TitleDescription
The British Pain Society

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Repurposed by: Amanda Hill, Gill Langmack and Michael Taylor

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