proprioceptive impulse


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proprioceptive impulse

a nerve impulse that originates with a sensory ending in muscle, joint, or tendon. Such impulses provide information to the central nervous system about the relative position of body parts.

proprioceptive impulse

An afferent nerve impulse arising from stimuli originating in joints, muscles, tendons, or other sensory endings that respond to pressure or stretch.
See also: impulse