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noci-, noc- (Latin: to injure; injury, trauma; a noxious or deleterious agent or influence).

The unconscious discharge of nervous energy under the stimulus of trauma, as in surgical shock.
Receiving injury; said of a receptive neuron for painful sensations.
A receptor that is stimulated by injury; a receptor for pain.
A name for a system of nerves in the skin and mucous membranes that are concerned with local defense against injury.
noci-influence: Injurious or traumatic influence.

The perception by the system of injurious (traumatic) stimuli.
polymodal nociceptor:
A nociceptor activated by heat, mechanical pressure, or chemical mediators of inflammation; released as a result of tissue injury.