stretch receptors


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Related to stretch receptors: Baroreceptors, pressure receptors

stretch re·cep·tors

receptors that are sensitive to elongation, especially those in Golgi tendon organs and muscle spindles, but also those found in visceral organs such as the stomach, small intestine, and urinary bladder; these receptors have the function of detecting elongation, and this distinguishes them from baroreceptors, which actually are activated by stretching of the wall of the blood vessel but the function of the stretch receptors is to elicit the central reflex mechanism reducing the arterial blood pressure.

stretch re·cep·tors

(strech rĕ-sep'tŏrz)
Receptors that are sensitive to elongation, especially those in Golgi tendon organs and muscle spindles, but also those found in visceral organs such as the stomach, small intestine, and urinary bladder.

stretch re·cep·tors

(strech rĕ-sep'tŏrz)
Receptors sensitive to elongation, especially those in Golgi tendon organs and muscle spindles, but also those found in visceral organs.

stretch receptors,

n.pl the specialized sensory nerve endings in muscle spindles and tendons that are stimulated by stretching movements. They are active in maintaining dynamic posture.
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One alternate atmospheric pressure detection mechanism that has been proposed for mammals is in the function of stretch receptors in the tympanic membrane (Rockley and Hawke, 1992).
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With bulky, high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, you get fewer calories per swallow, so there's more time for the stretch receptors in your stomach to make you feel full.
3] Information from proprioceptive, visual, vestibular, auditory, tactile, and stretch receptors in various organs is integrated to create a picture of the position and movements of the body parts relative to each other and to the environment.
In the lung, stretch receptors in the airway smooth muscle and irritant receptors found adjacent to bronchial epithelial cells stimulate increases in minute ventilation when the lung is in need of a stretch or deep breath for muscle tenor.