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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chaetica (Keil 1999), which are usually associated with mechanoreception and contact chemoreception (Fig.
KEY WORDS: aesthetascs, sensory structures, chemoreception, mechanoreception, antennule, antenna, Macrobrachium rosenbergii, giant river prawn
We have identified a specific type of neuron in the optic tectum that, because of its position, must be involved with vision in the aerial visual field and might be involved in the integration of visual and mechanoreception.
There is little doubt that research on mechanoreception is entering a renaissance.
66,67) The plexus surrounding peripheral nerve trunks contains free nerve endings capable of mechanoreception and nociception and can become mechanically sensitized (mechanical allodynia) in the presence of inflammation.
2003) deduced that the ss on RWW antennae might function in proprioreception and mechanoreception.
Sensilla chaetica and microtrichia on the palpi of females and males suggest the importance of mechanoreception.
Chaetognaths detect prey primarily through mechanoreception, using ciliary fences along the body and fins (Horridge and Boulton, 1967).