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What are nociceptors ? Where are they located and what is their function ?

What  are nociceptors ? Where are they located and what is their function ?

Grade:12th pass

2 Answers

25763 Points
3 years ago
A nociceptor is a sensory neuron that responds to damaging or potentially damaging stimuli by sending “possible threat” signals to the spinal cord and the brain. If the brain thinks the threat is credible, it creates the sensation of pain to direct attention to the body part, so the threat can hopefully be mediated. This process is called nociception.............Internal nociceptors are found in a variety of organs, such as the muscles, the joints, the bladder, the gut, and the digestive tract. The cell bodies of these neurons are located in either the dorsal root ganglia or the trigeminal ganglia.
Simran Vinaik
askIITians Faculty 1231 Points
3 years ago
Nociceptors are pain receptors.These receptors work by releasing chemicals called “neurotransmitters” that course through the nerves, spinal column, and brain at very high speeds. The entire process of pain transmission is callednociception,

Location: Receptors are present in most parts of the body and respond to a wide range of stimuli.
Function:They are the primary means through which pain is experience

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