proprioceptors


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proprioceptors

sensory receptors in muscles, joint capsules and surrounding tissues, that signal information to the central nervous system about position and movement of body parts, for example the angle at a joint or the length of a muscle. proprioception the process of receiving this information, with or without conscious awareness. See also Golgi tendon organ, joint receptors, muscle spindle.

proprioceptors (prōˈ·prē·ō·sepˑ·terz),

n.pl neuromuscular receptors that register stimuli, such as stretch, tonicity, and movement within muscles.

proprioceptors (prō´preōsep´-turz),

n.pl the sensory nerve receptors situated in the muscles, tendons, and joints that furnish information to the central nervous system concerning the movements and positions of the limbs, trunk, head, and neck, and, more specifically for dentistry, the oral cavity and its associated structures.
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Therefore, in order to evidence the trainability of the proprioception, we need to prove that balance training can enhance either the sensitivity of the proprioceptors responding to mechanical stimulus or the neurophysiological efficiency of signal conversion and transmission.
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When a muscle in a stretched position is held and then contracted, proprioceptors (sensory end organs in muscles, tendons, and joints) called golgi tendon organs (GTOs) are stimulated.
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