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nocifensor in Medicine

nocifensor no·ci·fen·sor (nō'sĭ-fěn'sər)

  1. A process or mechanism that acts to protect the body from injury.

  2. A system of nerves in the skin and mucous membranes that react to adjacent injury by causing vasodilation.

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