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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The results obtained in the present study could be explained by an increase in the cellular proliferation triggered by mechanoreceptors located mainly in the chondrocytes of the ZR and ZP (Nilsson et al.
2002) Changes of mechanoreceptor in anterior cruciate ligament with hindlimb suspension rats.
Inhibition of gastric mechanoreceptor discharge by cholecystokinin in the rat.
14) In addition to the nociceptors, cervical spine facet joints contain type I, type II and type III mechanoreceptors.
The fifth, mechanoreceptor neuron responds to touch (Merivee et al.
In addition to their olfactory role, antennae may also have gustatory, thermo-, hydro-, and mechanoreceptors (exterioreceptors and proprioreceptors) (Rani & Nakamuta 2001).
Keloid and hypertrophic scarring may result from a mechanoreceptor or mechanosensitive nociceptor disorder.
8x width of eye (in lateral view); stylus comprising only spine-like apical mechanoreceptor.
Expression of sST2 may be related to a mechanoreceptor and stretch-related mechanism in the myocardium.
Additionally, afferent mechanoreceptor impulses travel up the cord to the cerebellum and thalamus, affecting thalamic summation and integration and cortical representation.