mechanoreceptors


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mechanoreceptors

Pressure-sensitive sensory receptors, responding to touch or sound or shifts in the body’s balance.
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It has been described into 2 distinct phases in which The first phase ,or neural phase, results from activation of mechanoreceptors and nociceptors by stimuli, such as incision of the skin and, more importantly, by direct manipulation of the intestine.
Articular reflexes at the ankle joint: an electromyographic study of normal and abnormal influences of ankle joint mechanoreceptors upon reflex activity in the leg muscles.
Findings of altered human performance after static stretching may be related to changes in the musculo-tendinous unit (i.e., stiffness and torque-length characteristics), neural activity (i.e., mechanoreceptors of the skin and joints, Ia afferents, and Golgi tendon organs) and proprioception (Avela et al., 2004).
Indeed, it is possible that the muscular tension induced by stretching may have stimulated muscle and tendon mechanoreceptors (18).
They attributed CAI to the proprioceptive deficits resulted from damages to the articular mechanoreceptors in the lateral ankle ligaments [5].
It has been suggested that spinal manipulation may overcome neural deficits by a number of mechanisms including reduced nerve impingement, altered discharge from muscle spindles, Golgi tendon organs, mechanoreceptors and nociceptors, altered sensory processing in the spinal cord (allowing increased pain tolerance), and altered skeletal muscle reflexes.
The researchers found that the fibres, called unmyelinated low-threshold mechanoreceptors (C-LTMRs), are easily stimulated, unlike classic pain fibres, which respond only when the sensation is intense.
The spatial sensitivity of the mechanoreceptors was tested by using a micromanipulator to position the rod (Fig.
Free nerve endings and encapsulated mechanoreceptors (Ruffini's and Vater-Pacini corpuscles) have been identified in this tissue leading to suggestions that the thoracolumbar fascia may play a neurosensory role (Yahia et al.
The method was first introduced by Kenzo Kase to mechanically support the movement and to enhance sensory input to mechanoreceptors. In a recent meta-analysis about effects of KT in treatment and prevention of sport injuries, Williams and colleagues (2012) included both studies on patients and on healthy population.
The influence of small fibre muscle mechanoreceptors on the cardiac vagus in humans.