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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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As the patient relaxes the operator senses proprioceptively the change in tissue tone/joint motion.
The neck muscles contain 5 to 80 times more muscle spindles than the muscles of the lower extremities (17) and are proprioceptively well equipped for detecting light changes in the position of the head.
In the case of key pressing, these comparisons are the keys themselves, already present, and already specified in the instructions, which need to be visually and/or proprioceptively distinguished, before one is pressed.
Sound waves are felt through the body proprioceptively.
It is a disorganizing process, proprioceptively and affectively.
So the backward movement required has to go beyond the perceiving eyes to the conceptualizing "I"; this ego or core subjectivity cannot just proprioceptively view the Kleinian sign-vehicle but must proprioceptively read it, engaging with it cognitively.
Key stabilizing muscles are activated 50 milliseconds before the primary muscle and they are responsible for informing CNS proprioceptively and for inter and intrasegmental stabilization.
Or, as Meltzoff and Moore themselves put it: "The hypothesis we favor is that this imitation is based on the neonates capacity to represent visually and proprioceptively perceived information in a form common to both modalities.
Drawn from the Alliance for Sustainability statement, the UN declaration definition, Adorno, Mills, Goodwin, Holling, and The Oxford English Dictionary, this idea is knitted together proprioceptively with my own thinking.
2) To accomplish this, it is necessary to move outside the envelop of proprioceptively guided hand movements into the arena of true visually guided movement.
Unstable surface was assumed to create a proprioceptively enriched environment that progressively challenges the proprioceptors and nervous system (42).