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Nociceptors MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Nociceptors
Tree Number(s)
A08.675.650.915.875
A08.800.950.875
A11.671.650.915.875
Unique ID
D009619
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009619
Scope Note
Peripheral AFFERENT NEURONS which are sensitive to injuries or pain, usually caused by extreme thermal exposures, mechanical forces, or other noxious stimuli. Their cell bodies reside in the DORSAL ROOT GANGLIA. Their peripheral terminals (NERVE ENDINGS) innervate target tissues and transduce noxious stimuli via axons to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Entry Version
NOCICEPT
Entry Term(s)
Nociceptive Neurons
Pain Receptors
Receptors, Pain
NLM Classification #
WL 102.9
Previous Indexing
Neurons, Afferent (1969-1977)
Pain (1966-1977)
Public MeSH Note
78
History Note
78
Date Established
1978/01/01
Date of Entry
1977/04/11
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Nociceptors Preferred
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