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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Evidence suggests that TRP channels in the mechanoreceptors, the DRG, the DH, and the CNS may be involved in physical analgesia [38, 39].
The Meissner corpuscle revised: a multiafferented mechanoreceptor with nociceptor immunochemical properties.
In laparoscopic surgeries, the 10 mm version of the tactile mechanoreceptor was used.
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., 2004, Takuchi et al, 2008, Padilla et al.).
(2002) Changes of mechanoreceptor in anterior cruciate ligament with hindlimb suspension rats.
Inhibition of gastric mechanoreceptor discharge by cholecystokinin in the rat.
The fifth, mechanoreceptor neuron responds to touch (Merivee et al., 2008).
Structure-function correlations of rat trigeminal primary neurons: Emphasis on club-like endings, a vibrissal mechanoreceptor Sotatsu TONOMURA, Satomi EBARA, Knarik BAGDASARIAN, Daisuke UTA, Ehud AHISSAR, Inbal Meir, Ilan LAMPL, Daichi KURODA, Takahiro FURUTA, Hidemasa FURUE and Kenzo KUMAMOTO Communicated by Kunihiko SUZUKI, M.J.A.
The basic structure of the pseudo-unipolar neurons was similar for all mechanoreceptor types although the peripheral branching patterns differed (Fig.
The dominance of mechanoreceptor structures could be explained by the subterranean habits of mole crickets and limited air movement.