proprioceptive

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pro·pri·o·cep·tive

(prō'prē-ō-sep'tiv),
Capable of receiving stimuli originating in muscles, tendons, and other internal tissues.
[L. proprius, one's own, + capio, to take]

proprioceptive

[prō′prē·əsep′tiv]
Etymology: L, proprius, one's own, capere, to take
pertaining to the sensations of body movements and awareness of posture, enabling the body to orient itself in space without visual clues.

pro·pri·o·cep·tive

(prō'prē-ō-sep'tiv)
Capable of receiving stimuli originating in muscles, tendons, and other internal tissues.
[L. proprius, one's own, + capio, to take]

Proprioceptive

Pertaining to proprioception, or the awareness of posture, movement, and changes in equilibrium and the knowledge of position, weight, and resistance of objects as they relate to the body.

pro·pri·o·cep·tive

(prō'prē-ō-sep'tiv)
Capable of receiving stimuli originating in muscles, tendons, and other internal tissues.
[L. proprius, one's own, + capio, to take]

proprioceptive (prō´preōsep´tiv),

adj describes the body's ability to sense the movement and position of muscles without visual guides. It is essential for any activity requiring hand-eye coordination.

proprioceptive

pertaining to or emanating from proprioceptor.

proprioceptive deficit
a defect of proprioception in which the animal acts as though it does not know where its feet are (in contrast to a cerebellar defect when the feet do not end up where the animal appears to intend that they should go).
proprioceptive positioning
positioning of the limbs or head and neck in response to proprioceptive inputs. The basis of postural reflexes.
proprioceptive reflex
a reflex that is initiated by stimuli arising from some function of the reflex mechanism itself.
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