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mechanoreceptor

 [mek″ah-no-re-sep´ter]
a nerve ending sensitive to mechanical pressures or distortions, as those responding to touch and muscle contractions.

mech·a·no·re·cep·tor

(mek'ă-nō-rē-sep'tŏr),
A receptor that responds to mechanical pressure or distortion; for example, receptors in the carotid sinuses, touch receptors in the skin.
Synonym(s): mechanicoreceptor

mechanoreceptor

/mech·a·no·re·cep·tor/ (mek″ah-no-re-sep´ter) a receptor that is excited by mechanical pressures or distortions, as those responding to touch and muscular contractions.

mechanoreceptor

(mĕk′ə-nō-rĭ-sĕp′tər)
n.
A specialized sensory end organ that responds to mechanical stimuli such as tension, pressure, or displacement.

mech′a·no·re·cep′tion n.
mech′a·no·re·cep′tive adj.

mechanoreceptor

[mek′ənō′risep′tər]
Etymology: Gk, mechane, machine; L, recipere, to receive
any sensory nerve ending that responds to mechanical stimuli, such as touch, pressure, sound, and muscular contractions. See also proprioceptor.

mechanoreceptor

A sensory receptor that responds to a mechanical stimulus (e.g., pressure or distortion).
 
Examples
Meissner's corpuscles, Merkel's discs, Pacinian corpuscles, Ruffini endings.

mech·a·no·re·cep·tor

(mekă-nō-rĕ-septŏr)
A receptor that responds to mechanical pressure or distortion; e.g., receptors in the carotid sinuses, touch receptors in the skin.

mechanoreceptor

A sensory receptor that responds preferentially to physical deformation such as stretching, twisting, compressing or bending.

mechanoreceptor

a sensory structure that receives mechanical stimuli such as sound, pressure, movement, etc. See, for example, PROPRIOCEPTOR.

mechanoreceptor (mi·kanˈ·ō·ri·sepˑ·tr),

n a sense receptor activated by mechanical pressure (e.g., touch, massage) or distortion (e.g., muscle tension).

mech·a·no·re·cep·tor

(mekă-nō-rĕ-septŏr)
Receptor that responds to mechanical pressure, e.g., receptors in the carotid sinuses.

mechanoreceptor,

n a sensory nerve ending that responds to mechanical stimuli, such as touch, pressure, sound, and muscular contraction.

mechanoreceptor

a nerve-ending sensitive to mechanical pressures or distortions, such as those responding to touch and muscle contractions.

cutaneous mechanoreceptor
touch, pain, temperature, pressure receptors are defined in human skin; also some touch sensors which are stimulated only by firm pressure over a long period.
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Central targeting and integration of mechanoreceptive input in crustaceans is most thoroughly understood from studies of the tailflip reflex in freshwater crayfish, a behavior that is driven by a relatively large population of bidirectional mechanoreceptor sensilla on the telson, uropods, and abdominal tergites (Kennedy et al.
1983; Hatt and Schmiedel-Jakob, 1984; Hatt, 1986), the central target (or targets) of these neurons has not been specifically identified, and the manner, if any, whereby their inputs are integrated with associated mechanoreceptive inputs during food-searching and ingestion behavior is not known.
The modality of the sensory cells, however, currently remains unclear, although mechanoreceptive functions have been suggested (Croll, 2003).
This suggests that they are chemoreceptor neurons, but this assumption is based on the absence of mechanoreceptive structures (Schmidt and Gnatzy, 1984; Derby, 1989; Gleeson et al.
In addition, we tested for external mechanoreceptive sensitivity (tentatively identified as lateral line) by producing hydrodynamic disturbances using puffs of air at the water surf ace along the length of the fish in the absence of an auditory stimulus.
2 mm in width, the mechanoreceptive sensory organs are separated from each other by only 520 p.
Structural properties of bimodal chemo- and mechanoreceptive setae on the pereiopods chelae of the crayfish, Austropotamobius torrentium.
For this type of flow detection to operate e fficiently, the organism must be able to distinguish movement of the flow due to the flow itself from activity in mechanoreceptive cells resulting from locomotion.
Prey that are sinking akinetically remain undetected by mechanoreceptive predators (Kerfoot, 1978).
Other mechanoreceptive structures such as proprioceptors may be present.
The absence of such chemo- and mechanoreceptive appendages invites questions about the mechanisms involved in bringing odor to the chemoreceptor organs, the gnathobases (1) and the dactyls (2).
officinalis uses a lateral line system similar to the mechanoreceptive lateral lines of fish and aquatic amphibians to find about 50% of available prey.