Why are there no nociceptors in the brain?


Why are there no nociceptors in the brain?


Nociceptors are pain receptors found throughout the body. There are free nerve endings that detect damaged tissue. They are most abundant in the skin but are lacking in the brain and rare in some of the other organs.

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Pain: Types, Mechanisms, and Treatment


Chapter 5 / Lesson 3

Pain is a sensation that the body feels when it is damaged or exposed to harmful stimuli. Learn about the mechanisms of pain and nociception, the different types of noxious stimuli, the pain's pathway in the body, and other types of pain.

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