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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.
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(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
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a. propioceptivo-a, que recibe estímulos.
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adj propioceptivo
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The motor activation required by the perceived body position is realized in an appropriately coordinated way thanks to the proprioceptive information.
The Penguin Weighted Blanket is sensory integration equipment for children ages 3 and up with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, sensory processing disorder, and autism to provide proprioceptive feedback to help calm or soothe them.
However, it is limited in scope in that it does not address sensory modulation, ideational praxis, or auditory discrimination, and relatively few items address vestibular and proprioceptive functions.
The current perspective of embodied cognition underscores the proprioceptive details that structure thinking bodies in Romola, suggesting that we take its bodies seriously as positive contributors to the mental action of its characters, especially Romola.
The different parts of OPT are auditory and visual sensory systems combined with tactile and proprioceptive sensory systems.
Mirror therapy, simple, inexpensive and, most importantly, patient-directed treatment uses the interaction of visuomotor and proprioceptive inputs to the patients.
Various studies on proprioceptive training programs aiming to improve awareness of body aspects such as posture, movement, and change of balance have been reported.
Vestibular, proprioceptive and visual inputs are the major sensory inputs (6).
In the clinical field, changes in the control and the stability of the ankle are chronically obtained by means of proprioceptive exercises (4-7) and by applying both neuromuscular and rigid bandages to the joint (5, 8, 9).
[6,9,10] The contract-relax (CR) method and CR-antagonist-contract (CRAC) method of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) are the two techniques seen in literature more frequently than other techniques.