Nociceptors

Some articles on nociceptors, nociceptor:

Implementing Microneurography - Nociceptors
... Unmyelinated pain receptors known as nociceptors comprise the most numerous classes of somatic afferent nerve fibers ... The majority of these are polymodal nociceptors which are activated by mechanical, thermal, and chemical stimuli ... Unmyelinated nociceptor fibers that are not activated by mechanical stimulation are said to be mechano-insensitive ...
Chronic Pain - Classification
... divided into "nociceptive" (caused by activation of nociceptors), and "neuropathic" (caused by damage to or malfunction of the nervous system) ... Superficial pain is initiated by activation of nociceptors in the skin or superficial tissues ... somatic pain is initiated by stimulation of nociceptors in ligaments, tendons, bones, blood vessels, fasciae and muscles, and is dull, aching, poorly-localized pain ...
TRPM8 - Properties - Sensitization
... of a class of Group C nerve fiber nociceptors needed to transduce the sensation of pain ... They concluded menthol sensitizes cold-sensitive peripheral C nociceptors and activates cold-specific A delta fibers ... in the sensitized menthol-sensitive C nociceptors, which are shown to respond specifically to the cold stimulus in a variety of mammalian species ...
Nociceptor - Types and Functions - Chemical
... Chemical nociceptors have TRP channels that respond to a wide variety of spices commonly used in cooking ... Apart from these external stimulants, chemical nociceptors have the capacity to detect endogenous ligands, and certain fatty acid amines that arise from changes in internal tissues ... Like in thermal nociceptors, TRPV1 can detect chemicals like capsaicin and spider toxins ...
Noxious Stimulus
... Therefore, not all noxious stimuli are adequate stimuli of nociceptors ... The adequate stimuli of nociceptors are termed nociceptive stimuli ... actually or potentially tissue damaging event transduced and encoded by nociceptors." ...