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mechanoreceptor

 [mek″ah-no-re-sep´ter]
a nerve ending sensitive to mechanical pressures or distortions, as those responding to touch and muscle contractions.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mech·a·no·re·cep·tor

(mek'ă-nō-rē-sep'tŏr),
A receptor that responds to mechanical pressure or distortion; for example, receptors in the carotid sinuses, touch receptors in the skin.
Synonym(s): mechanicoreceptor
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mechanoreceptor

(mĕk′ə-nō-rĭ-sĕp′tər)
n.
A specialized sensory end organ that responds to mechanical stimuli such as tension, pressure, or displacement.

mech′a·no·re·cep′tion n.
mech′a·no·re·cep′tive adj.
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mechanoreceptor

A sensory receptor that responds to a mechanical stimulus (e.g., pressure or distortion).
 
Examples
Meissner's corpuscles, Merkel's discs, Pacinian corpuscles, Ruffini endings.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

mech·a·no·re·cep·tor

(mekă-nō-rĕ-septŏr)
A receptor that responds to mechanical pressure or distortion; e.g., receptors in the carotid sinuses, touch receptors in the skin.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mechanoreceptor

A sensory receptor that responds preferentially to physical deformation such as stretching, twisting, compressing or bending.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

mechanoreceptor

a sensory structure that receives mechanical stimuli such as sound, pressure, movement, etc. See, for example, PROPRIOCEPTOR.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

mech·a·no·re·cep·tor

(mekă-nō-rĕ-septŏr)
Receptor that responds to mechanical pressure, e.g., receptors in the carotid sinuses.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Mechanoreceptive Sensillum Sunken in Flexible Socket (Tactile Sensillum).
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Variation in the volume of lidocaine administered could affect the mechanoreceptive (A[beta] fibers) and the mechanothermoreceptive (A[delta] fibers) afferents found in the human cervix.
Barth and Blickhan have shown that they have mechanoreceptive, chemoreceptive, and thermoreceptive functions [4].
Description of the mechanoreceptive lateral line and electroreceptive ampullary systems in the freshwater whipray, Himantura dalyensis.
Human cutaneous mechanoreceptive afferents response after Whole Body Vibration: a literature review
Calcitonin gene-related peptide-positive (CGRP+) peptidergic, isolectin B4-positive (IB4+) nonpeptidergic, proprioceptive, and mechanoreceptive neurons express GR, but IB4+ neurons have the highest expression [11].
Gross morphology and evolution of the mechanoreceptive lateral-line system in teleost fishes.
The mechanoreceptive hair cells in the squid statocyst have specific characteristics useful for comparative neurobiological and evolutionary study.
(24) They reported that tissue injury from cervical whiplash could affect mechanoreceptive properties, causing the monitoring system that maintains dural tension to fail.
Thirty to 300 stereocilia form a hair bundle, which is the mechanoreceptive structure of the hair cell.
A fast conducting mechanoreceptive neuron like GN1 would be needed to ensure that these contacts were sufficiently gentle.