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proprioceptor

 [pro″pre-o-sep´tor]
any of the sensory nerve endings that give information concerning movements and position of the body; they occur chiefly in muscles, tendons, and the labyrinth. adj., adj propriocep´tive.

pro·pri·o·cep·tor

(prō'prē-ō-sep'tŏr),
One of a variety of sensory end organs (such as the muscle spindle and Golgi tendon organ) in muscles, tendons, and joint capsules that sense position or state of contraction.

proprioceptor

/pro·prio·cep·tor/ (-sep´ter) any of the sensory nerve endings that give information concerning movements and position of the body; they occur chiefly in muscles, tendons, and joint capsules; receptors in the labyrinth may be included.propriocep´tive

proprioceptor

(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.

pro′pri·o·cep′tive adj.

proprioceptor

[prō′prē·əsep′tər]
Etymology: L, proprius + capere
any sensory nerve ending, such as those located in muscles, tendons, joints, and the vestibular apparatus, that responds to stimuli originating from within the body related to movement and spatial position. Also called proprioceptive receptor. Compare exteroceptor, interoceptor. See also mechanoreceptor.
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Proprioceptor

proprioceptor

A sensory end organ that provides information about the position of the body and its parts in space at a particular moment in time; proprioceptors are present in muscle, tendons and joint capsules, and include the muscle spindle and the Golgi tendon organ.

pro·pri·o·cep·tor

(prō'prē-ō-sep'tŏr)
One of a variety of sensory end organs (such as the muscle spindle and Golgi tendon organ) in muscles, tendons, and joint capsules.

proprioceptor

a receptor structure, linked to the nervous system of animals, that detects internal changes, particularly around joints, in tendons and muscles.

proprioceptor,

n sensory organs located in joint capsules, muscles, and tendons that receive information on posture, body position, and motion and send this information to the central nervous system.

proprioceptor

any of the sensory nerve endings that give information concerning movements and position of the body; they occur chiefly in muscles, tendons and the labyrinth.
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Leg proprioceptors are used in the fine motor control to produce coordinated behavior, but during rhythmic behavior, sensory information does not vary much on each cycle unless a leg hits an obstacle.
Granit R, Sursoet V: Self-regulation of the muscle contraction by facilitation and inhibition from its proprioceptors.
The authors explain that most physiology texts describe two kinds of receptors of motor action which provide the information needed for motor control: extereoceptors and proprioceptors, which in normal conditions, are interrelated and play an integrative role in perception.
Second, regular sport activity leads to an improvement of sensitivity of proprioceptors.
During normal standing, the amount of sway is coordinated by both the descending control from the cortex as well as the segmental or lower-level control (spinal cord control) from the proprioceptors of the foot and leg musculature.
Because of proprioceptors throughout our bodies, we can develop physical coordination and the ability to navigate space with minimal external stimuli.
efficiency of visual analyser and proprioceptors might considerably improve quality of performing climbing activities.
Proprioceptors associated with skeletal muscle give information about muscle length, and those associated with tendons give information about muscle tension.
According to our experiment, only 30 seconds stretching by SS and PNF methods were able to reduce the sensitivity of proprioceptors of the muscle, tendon and joint, as also of nociceptors, which are essential mechanisms for protection and organization of structures involved in the human movement (AVELA et al.
According to a first formulation, processing of information from sense organs, particularly called the proprioceptors, allows the system to correct the movement at the execution timing.
In aggregate, the proprioceptors, attached to the muscles, constitute an interior involuntary body system through which we are able to move through space, constantly adjusting and readjusting to new information, contexts, and details, i.