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Related to mechanoreception: photoreception, chemoreception


A specialized sensory end organ that responds to mechanical stimuli such as tension, pressure, or displacement.

mech′a·no·re·cep′tion n.
mech′a·no·re·cep′tive adj.


(Physiology) physiol a sensory receptor, as in the skin, that is sensitive to a mechanical stimulus, such as pressure


(ˌmɛk ə noʊ rɪˈsɛp tər)

any of the neuronal receptors that respond to vibration, stretching, pressure, or other mechanical stimuli.
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Mechanoreception in motile flagella of Chlamydomonas.
In general, hair-like sensilla plays different functional roles in chemosensation, mechanoreception and others for detection of plant surface cues.
The goal of this study was to inform the design of an ASF system to compensate for lost mechanoreception in individuals with LLA, as well as potentially other mobility-impaired patient populations.
Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide (HCN) channels, which are also stronglylinked to mechanoreception in arterial baroreceptors, are shown to be upregulated in type 1 diabetes mellitus leading to a reduced baroreceptor function that can be rescued with tempol [22].
Club-like endings associated with the ringwulst within the ring sinus present an ideal model to investigate a mechanism of mechanoreception.
Mole cricket mechanoreception, particularly sound perception and phonotaxis, have been described (Ulagaraj & Walker 1975; Ulagaraj 1976; Walker & Forrest 1989; Mason et al.
These structures increase in density, covered surface, and distribution during ontogeny and should be related to chemoreception and mechanoreception.
in trunk mechanoreception has received little direct investigation but is of clinical interest due to the frequent assessment of intervertebral joint mobility by manual therapy practitioners during their clinical decision making process when treating patients experiencing LBP.