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A specialized sensory nerve receptor that receives and responds to stimuli originating from within the body.

in′ter·o·cep′tive adj.
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Adj.1.interoceptive - of or relating to interoception
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In this view, "e-motion" literally means to elicit or evoke motion (action) and suggests that emotive events, at least initially, may often involve respondents which can be evoked either interoceptively or exteroceptively and shaped by consequences.
It is the interoceptively induced specific tonic state of certain motor systems that answers to the exteroceptive stimulus combination" (Schiller, 1949c, p.