stretch receptor

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stretch receptor

mus′cle spin`dle

n.
a proprioceptor in skeletal muscle, composed of muscle fibers and nerve endings, that conveys information on the state of muscle stretch. Also called stretch receptor.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.stretch receptor - a receptor in a muscle that responds to stretching of the muscle tissue
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
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Stimulation of chemical and stretch receptors in the abdomen and cardiac regions sends nerve signals to the CPG.
6] Stimulation of pulmonary stretch receptors due to maximum inflation of the lungs reflexly relaxes smooth muscles of larynx and tracheo-bronchial tree which modulates the caliber of airways and reduces airway resistance.
The presence of pain, pressure or stretch receptors in the lumbar meninges raises the possibility that dural puncture with pencil-point needles, which indent and stretch the meninges prior to perforation, and cutting-edge needles, which pierce the meninges with less indentation and stretch, may induce different sensory responses at the moment of dural puncture.
Either strips or, to increase the active area of the sensor rolled-up strips of DEAP material are placed on moving joints on the limb, mimicking functions of the chordotonal organ and muscle, strand and stretch receptors (1 on the right in Fig 2).
Failure of blood pressure sensors in the arteries or stretch receptors in the stomach (which alert other parts of the body that eating is under way) can lead to postprandial hypotension.