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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The results obtained in the present study could be explained by an increase in the cellular proliferation triggered by mechanoreceptors located mainly in the chondrocytes of the ZR and ZP (Nilsson et al.
It has been reported that the disruption of knee extension is observed in both ACL-injured and contralateral limbs of patients having ACL injury and is suggested to be attributed to the lack of afferent feedback from mechanoreceptors through the [gamma] loop (Konishi et al.
They called this previously undescribed class of high-threshold mechanoreceptors (HTMRs) circ-HTMRs, due to the unusual nerve terminals these neurons made in skin.
Brainpaths is a fingertip tracing Medical Device that stimulates the sensory cortex of the brain, as textures injected into the surface of the device are repeatedly traced using one or more fingertips, touching 3,000 mechanoreceptors located under the skin of each fingertip.
Mechanoreceptors are stimulated by shearing forces as the bolus moves through the gut and stimulate the EECs to release serotonin, which modifies both vagal and ENS function.
In this respect, flicking as a "sniffing strategy" aimed at better sampling and detection of chemicals in the water environment (Derby and Atema, 1982; Daniel and Derby, 1991) is also modulated by hydrodynamic inputs arising from antennular mechanoreceptors (Mellon and Reidenbach.
Mechanoreceptors of the periodontal ligament influences bone deposition and masticatory muscles.
Altered coordination is also linked to decreased afferent proprioceptive feedback and decreased neuromuscular control, resulting from decreased sensitization of the mechanoreceptors located in the muscles and connective tissues surrounding the spine (Myers et al.
Sensory, motor and autonomic functions of peripheral nerve trunks can be assessed by testing the functions of end organs such as muscles and sensory mechanoreceptors supplied by nerves.
Heart rate at the onset of muscle contraction and during passive muscle stretch in humans: A role for mechanoreceptors.
13,14) Potentially damaging stimuli such as thermal, mechanical and chemical factors are detected by corneal polymodal nociceptors and mechanoreceptors.