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A sensory receptor, found chiefly in muscles, tendons, joints, and the inner ear, that detects the motion or position of the body or a limb by responding to stimuli arising within the organism.

[Latin proprius, one's own; see per in Indo-European roots + (re)ceptor.]

pro′pri·o·cep′tive adj.


(ˌproʊ pri əˈsɛp tɪv)

pertaining to proprioceptors, the stimuli acting upon them, or the nerve impulses initiated by them.
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Adj.1.proprioceptive - of or relating to proprioception


a. propioceptivo-a, que recibe estímulos.


adj propioceptivo
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Think back to spinning around and around as a kid and then trying to walk--spinning messed up the balance and proprioceptive sensors in your brain, making it difficult to tell exactly where the ground was or to walk in a straight line.
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Patients learn to sit, stand and walk independently from the stimulation of the proprioceptive system.
Intervention was proprioceptive training by using gym ball and approximation techniques on joints combined with strengthening exercises with manual resistance.
Reduction in Challenging Behaviours: Specific poses and breathing strategies can provide proprioceptive and vestibular input from the sensory systems in order to support sensory integration and self-regulation.
The exercise program entailed two hour-long, physical therapist- supervised sessions per week, which included functional, proprioceptive, strength, and endurance exercises of three or four progressive degrees of difficulty.
Botvinick and Cohen (1998) carried out an experiment called the Rubber Hand Illusion (RHI) to evaluate intermodal proprioceptive integration by producing tactile sensations and synchronous visualization of touch in the limbs (figure 1).
The new edition contains significant changes to Chapter Four ('Pondering the Swish of the Therapeutic Encounter') highlighted by an expansion of Muse's work on stillness, mind-body unity, and proprioceptive sensing.
Right now there's no robust neural method for a person with limb amputation to feel proprioceptive positions and forces applied
The scientific term for this muscle sense is proprioception, and O'Malley's Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces Lab (MAHI) has worked for years to develop technology that would allow amputees to receive proprioceptive feedback from artificial limbs.
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of various treatments (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and Brunnstrom movement therapy) on upper extremity proprioceptive sense and spasticity.
The discovery of disrupted spatial processing in people with unilateral pain syndromes and its inter-relationship with thermoregulation and movement control, (5-8) and disrupted thermoregulation with transcranial magnetic stimulation over the posterior parietal cortex (a brain area thought to be critical in subserving spatial and proprioceptive data), (9) added weight to the idea that a network of thalamocortical loops subserves protection and regulation of the body, and the space around it, at both perceptual and physiological levels.