proprioceptor


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proprioceptor

 [pro″pre-o-sep´tor]
any of the sensory nerve endings that give information concerning movements and position of the body; they occur chiefly in muscles, tendons, and the labyrinth. adj., adj propriocep´tive.

pro·pri·o·cep·tor

(prō'prē-ō-sep'tŏr),
One of a variety of sensory end organs (such as the muscle spindle and Golgi tendon organ) in muscles, tendons, and joint capsules that sense position or state of contraction.

proprioceptor

(prō′prē-ō-sĕp′tər)
n.
A sensory receptor, found chiefly in muscles, tendons, joints, and the inner ear, that detects the motion or position of the body or a limb by responding to stimuli arising within the organism.

pro′pri·o·cep′tive adj.

proprioceptor

A sensory end organ that provides information about the position of the body and its parts in space at a particular moment in time; proprioceptors are present in muscle, tendons and joint capsules, and include the muscle spindle and the Golgi tendon organ.

pro·pri·o·cep·tor

(prō'prē-ō-sep'tŏr)
One of a variety of sensory end organs (such as the muscle spindle and Golgi tendon organ) in muscles, tendons, and joint capsules.

proprioceptor

a receptor structure, linked to the nervous system of animals, that detects internal changes, particularly around joints, in tendons and muscles.
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3) Facilitacao neuromuscular proprioceptiva (FNP): a facilitacao neuromuscular proprioceptiva pode ser definida como um metodo de promover ou acelerar o mecanismo neuromuscular atraves da estimulacao dos proprioceptores. A FNP foi usada inicialmente para fins fisioterapicos (Alter, 1999).
Crayfish antennae as tactical organs: their mobility and the responses of their proprioceptors to displacement.
(27.) Granit R, Sursoet V: Self-regulation of the muscle contraction by facilitation and inhibition from its proprioceptors. Nature Lond.1949;164:2701.
Vestibular reflexes are influenced by visual information, neck proprioceptors, auditory reflexes and the cerebellum.
From development of the proprioceptors, the "brain cells in the muscles," to elaboration of the visual map that makes up one's kinesphere of coordinated skills, the Edu-K work fosters movement as a way to support and develop the innate intelligence that fires the synapses for learning.
Appropriate corrective action using orthotics must determine postural correction with morphological restoration of balance and body stability [18,19], correct muscle stimulation with normalization of muscle tension, improvement of venous and lymphatic return through stimulation of cutaneous pressoreceptors, muscle proprioception, joint proprioceptors deeper, autonomic receptors but, at the same time, the same devices, they must have good adaptability to all types of footwear [20,21].
Agility training is thought to be a re-enforcement of motor programing through neuromuscular conditioning and neural adaptation of muscle spindle, Golgi-tendon organs, and joint proprioceptors. [1] Agility is an essential component in most field requiring high-speed action (acceleration, maximal speed) and specially team sports competition.
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Direct laryngoscopy by activating proprioceptors, induces arterial hypertension, tachycardia and increased catecholamine concentration proportional to the intensity of stimulus exerted against the base of the tongue.
[3] This cycle utilises a muscle's elastic and reactive properties to create a maximal force production, stimulating the joint proprioceptors to facilitate an increase in muscle recruitment.