mechanoreceptor

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mechanoreceptor

[¦mek·ə·nō·ri′sep·tər]
(physiology)
A receptor that provides the organism with information about such mechanical changes in the environment as movement, tension, and pressure.
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campaniform sensilla, spines and hairs16 have been previously reported which were contact chemoreceptors and having mechanoreceptive neuron in addition to chemoreceptive function.
A fast conducting mechanoreceptive neuron like GN1 would be needed to ensure that these contacts were sufficiently gentle.
Low-threshold mechanoreceptive afferents in the human lingual nerve.