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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.
A receptor that responds to mechanical pressure or distortion; for example, receptors in the carotid sinuses, touch receptors in the skin.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A specialized sensory end organ that responds to mechanical stimuli such as tension, pressure, or displacement.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
mechanoreceptorA sensory receptor that responds to a mechanical stimulus (e.g., pressure or distortion).
Meissner's corpuscles, Merkel's discs, Pacinian corpuscles, Ruffini endings.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
mechanoreceptorA sensory receptor that responds preferentially to physical deformation such as stretching, twisting, compressing or bending.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
mechanoreceptora 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
Receptor that responds to mechanical pressure, e.g., receptors in the carotid sinuses.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012