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pro·pri·o·cep·tor

 (prō′prē-ō-sĕp′tər)
n.
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.

proprioceptor

(ˌprəʊprɪəˈsɛptə)
n
(Physiology) physiol any receptor (as in the gut, blood vessels, muscles, etc) that supplies information about the state of the body. Compare exteroceptor, interoceptor
[C20: from proprio-, from Latin proprius one's own + receptor]
ˌproprioˈceptive adj

pro•pri•o•cep•tor

(ˌproʊ pri əˈsɛp tər)

n.
a sensory nerve ending, located in a muscle, tendon, or the inner ear, that provides a sense of the position of the body.
[1905–10; < Latin propri(us) one's own + -o- + (re) ceptor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proprioceptor - special nerve endings in the muscles and tendons and other organs that respond to stimuli regarding the position and movement of the body
nerve end, nerve ending - the terminal structure of an axon that does not end at a synapse
Translations

pro·pri·o·cep·tor

n. propioceptor, terminación nerviosa receptora que responde a estímulos y transmite información de los movimientos y posiciones del cuerpo.
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Dizziness originating from the cervical spine is collectively known as cervical vertigo, and it may be caused by circulatory failure of the vertebral artery, proprioceptor dysfunction of the cervical spine (nerve root or spinal cord disorders at C1-3), or cervical sympathetic nervous system disorders (Barre-Lieou syndrome).
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Fowles, Sale e Macdouggall (2001) apontam em seu estudo que a diminuicao da forca quando o TF e precedido do AL e decorrente da extensao do tecido muscular e atuacao do proprioceptor orgao tendinoso de Golgi, que inibe a acao do musculo agonista.
Type II receptors of the face and mouth--pseudo-Ruffini endings--have larger receptive fields (<2mm), respond to lateral skin stretch, and are presumed to function as a hybrid proprioceptor [2].
It is possible that increases in nerve activity in response to odorant solutions also include increases in proprioceptor activity resulting from odor-induced muscular contractions.
Proprioceptor, an array of flat, convex, and concave circular mirrors mounted on adjustable steel armatures, is sophisticated and provocative.
The vestibular system of the inner ear senses changes in body position together with signals from the eyes, and the somatosensory system, the muscles in the legs (proprioceptor muscles) and feet, to help the brain control balance.
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For instance, the neurons stimulated in the wrist belong to a class of proprioceptor sensors that helps individuals identify a limb's position in space.
Proprioceptor distribution and control of a muscle reflex in spider legs.
A neuro fiber in the body called the proprioceptor locks onto and memorizes the overload that the musculature involved is trying to overcome.