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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

interoceptor

a receptor that detects stimuli from inside the body.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005