Nociceptors Sentence Examples
Activity dependent excitability changes of nociceptors and mechanoreceptors Sensory neurons of the dorsal root ganglion are functionally heterogeneous.
Substance P Nerves from nociceptors use this peptide to activate relay neurons in the spinal cord.
As a group, these pain-sensing neurons are called nociceptors, and virtually every surface and organ of the body is wired with them.
Nociceptors are classified according to the stimulus that prompts them to transmit a pain signal.
Thermoreceptive nociceptors are stimulated by temperatures that are potentially tissue damaging.Advertisement
Mechanoreceptive nociceptors respond to a pressure stimulus that may cause injury.
Polymodal nociceptors are the most sensitive and can respond to temperature and pressure.
Polymodal nociceptors also respond to chemicals released by the cells in the area from which the pain originates.
In the presence of continued stimulation of nociceptors, changes occur within the nervous system.
Nociceptors have the ability to convey information to the brain that indicates the location, nature, and intensity of the pain.Advertisement
Nociceptive pain, or the pain that is transmitted by nociceptors, is typically called acute pain.