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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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.
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proprioceptorA 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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
One of a variety of sensory end organs (such as the muscle spindle and Golgi tendon organ) in muscles, tendons, and joint capsules.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
proprioceptora receptor structure, linked to the nervous system of animals, that detects internal changes, particularly around joints, in tendons and muscles.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005