mechanoreceptor


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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

mechanoreceptor

A sensory receptor that responds preferentially to physical deformation such as stretching, twisting, compressing or bending.

mechanoreceptor

a sensory structure that receives mechanical stimuli such as sound, pressure, movement, etc. See, for example, PROPRIOCEPTOR.

mech·a·no·re·cep·tor

(mekă-nō-rĕ-septŏr)
Receptor that responds to mechanical pressure, e.g., receptors in the carotid sinuses.
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In recent years, however, a number of scientific groups, including our own, have investigated models for studying the molecular mechanisms of analgesia for chronic pain from the standpoint of physiology by modification of pain signaling in the DRG and DH from mechanoreceptors to the brain.
The mechanoreceptors nerve impulse conduction occurs along A[alpha]/A[beta] sensory fibers that are large diameter afferents.
In robot-assisted surgeries, the 10 mm version of the tactile mechanoreceptor was used.
It has been reported that the disruption of knee extension is observed in both ACL-injured and contralateral limbs of patients having ACL injury and is suggested to be attributed to the lack of afferent feedback from mechanoreceptors through the [gamma] loop (Konishi et al., 2002a; 2002b; 2003; 2007).
However, the poor quality of the resulting clustering was predictable as examining of a single sample can result in tactile frames that are essentially different with respect to representation by a point in [R.sup.19] due to rotation and slight shifts of a tactile mechanoreceptor.
Although Sg are not common in Coleoptera, which have been not found in Carabidae (Merivee et al., 2000, 2001, 2002) and Elateridae (Merivee et al., 1997, 1998, 1999), it means possible that Sg are candidate mechanoreceptors. And Sg reported in here were totally different from Anoplistes halodendri halodendri and A.
The firing frequencies of evoked action potentials in all other types of mechanoreceptor neurons were defined in order to compare them with club-like endings.
In addition to their olfactory role, antennae may also have gustatory, thermo-, hydro-, and mechanoreceptors (exterioreceptors and proprioreceptors) (Rani & Nakamuta 2001).
However, there is no information about neuromast in the larvae of these two species, except for the observation of small mechanoreceptor protuberances located along the sides of the body in larval anchoveta by Fischer (1958).
The infrared receptor of Melanophila acuminata De Geer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae): ultrastructural study of a unique insect thermoreceptor and its possible descent from a hair mechanoreceptor. Tissue Cell 27: 645-658.
Combined with the subsequent spasmodic ischemia from cold-induced vasospasm, this edema damages the mechanoreceptor nerve endings and nonmedullated fibers.
(21) who showed that chemical cardiopulmonary blockade by 5-HT3 receptors did not influence responses to cardiopulmonary mechanoreceptor stimulation.