FREE NERVE ENDING

the name of the branched ending of an afferent neuron that is found in the skin and is believed to be a pain or temperature receptor.

FREE NERVE ENDING: "A free nerve ending is a pain receptor."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FREE NERVE ENDING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/free-nerve-ending/ (accessed August 8, 2020).
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