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in·ter·o·cep·tor

 (ĭn′tər-ō-sĕp′tər)
n.
A specialized sensory nerve receptor that receives and responds to stimuli originating from within the body.


in′ter·o·cep′tive adj.

interoceptor

(ˌɪntərəʊˈsɛptə)
n
(Physiology) physiol a sensory receptor of an internal organ (excluding the muscles). Compare exteroceptor, proprioceptor
[C20: from inter(ior) + (re)ceptor]
ˌinteroˈceptive adj

in•ter•o•cep•tor

(ˌɪn tə roʊˈsɛp tər)

n.
a sensory receptor or nerve ending that responds to stimuli originating from within the body.
[1905–10; inter (ior) + -o- + ((re)ceptor]
in`ter•o•cep′tive, adj.

interoceptor

A type of sensory nerve ending found in internal organs and responding to changes inside the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interoceptor - any receptor that responds to stimuli inside the body
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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13: interoceptors retrospection (internal bodily receptors)
When we are touched, the interoceptors investigate how much pressure is being applied, and where.