sensory receptors


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sen·so·ry re·cep·tors

peripheral endings of afferent neurons.
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Edward et al., (2005) states that the sensory receptors in the muscles, tendons and joints send sensory nerve signals that carry information about the extent of the muscle's shortening or lengthening, the extent of its tension and relaxation, the speed and strength of muscle contraction, the different parts of the body, and the accuracy of movement in the surrounding space and the time of its performance, thus helps this information on the accuracy of the player's performance of motor control through the control of the nervous system in the performance of movements acquired and mastery during the processes of learning and motor sports training.
A hand rehabilitation device system that can improve the motor functions and sensory receptors of the hand has been developed.
Sensory receptors on the larval maxillae and labia of Heliothiszea (Boddie) and Heliothis virescens (F.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
Sensory analysis is an important factor in evaluating some food product quality and stability since no instrumental or chemical test can replace sensory receptors. Although objective methods measure factors indicative of oxidation such as decomposition products, only sensory evaluation quantifies the total perception of taste intensity or product quality.
Two features suggest that bristles may be sensory receptors or structures related to sensory organelles.
The contraction itself stimulates the same sensory receptors even further causing the spinal cord to increase the intensity of the contraction further.
In the present study, a number of distinctly different types of presumed sensory receptors were mapped on the surface of the investigated species.
There are no cutaneous sensory receptors or nerve fibers are seen but catecholaminergic sympathetic fibers can be demonstrated by aldehyde induced fluorescence.
Apparently, the sooth-sayers believe fish do not suffer when they are hooked and fighting for their lives, as scientists believe fish do not have a brain system or enough sensory receptors in the nerve cells to experience suffering.
"At the end of the day, your sensory receptors are all sending electrical signals to the brain," Scott Novich, neuroscientist at the Baylor College of Medicine in the US, was quoted as saying in a Live Science report.
Belmonte, "Sensory receptors in the anterior uvea of the cat's eye: an in vitro study," Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol.
Nishida, "Evolution of trace amine-associated receptor (TAAR) gene family in vertebrates: Lineage-specific expansions and degradations of a second class of vertebrate chemo sensory receptors expressed in the olfactory epithelium," Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol.