gravireceptor


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gravireceptor

[′grav·ə·ri‚sep·tər]
(neuroscience)
One of the highly specialized nerve endings and receptor organs located in the skeletal muscles, tendons, joints, and inner ear that furnishes information to the brain with respect to body position, equilibrium, and the direction of gravitational forces. Also known as graviceptor.
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