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interoceptor

 [in″ter-o-sep´tor]
a sensory nerve terminal located in and transmitting impulses from the viscera. adj., adj interocep´tive.

in·ter·o·cep·tor

(in'tĕr-ō-sep'tŏr),
One of the various forms of small sensory end organs (receptors) situated within the walls of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts or in other viscera.
[inter- + L. capio, to take]

interoceptor

/in·tero·cep·tor/ (-sep´ter) a sensory nerve ending that is located in and transmits impulses from the viscera.interocep´tive

interoceptor

(ĭn′tər-ō-sĕp′tər)
n.
A specialized sensory nerve receptor that receives and responds to stimuli originating from within the body.

in′ter·o·cep′tive adj.

interoceptor

[-sep′tər]
Etymology: L, internus + capere, to take
any sensory nerve ending located in cells in the viscera that responds to stimuli originating from within the body in relation to the function of the internal organs, such as digestion, excretion, and blood pressure. Compare exteroceptor, proprioceptor.

in·ter·o·cep·tor

(in'tĕr-ō-sep'tŏr)
One of the various forms of small sensory end organs (receptors) situated within the walls of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts or in other viscera.
[inter- + L. capio, to take]

interoceptor

a receptor that detects stimuli from inside the body.

interoceptor

a sensory nerve terminal located in and transmitting impulses from the viscera.