GI tract distension and stasis: GI, particularly duodenal, distension triggers stretch receptors
in the gut wall, stimulating vagal afferent pathways to the CPG.
The significant increase in BHT in the present study is consistent with previous studies.[6-8] In normal breathing after a particular degree of stretching or even before this, stretch receptors
in alveoli are stimulated and send information to the respiratory centers so that exhalation sets in.
Our findings that more patients in whom pencil-point spinal needles are inserted either respond to or acknowledge having experienced sensation at the moment of thecal penetration provides strong clinical evidence that the lumbar meninges are well supplied with sensory stretch receptors
(39.) Hunt CC, Kuffler SW: Stretch receptor
discharges during muscle contraction.
In leeches, intersegmental coordination is maintained with severed nerve cords (Yu et al., 1999), because feedback from stretch receptors
in the body wall controls the segmental central pattern generators that produce the undulation rhythm (see Friesen and Cang, 2001).
It stimulates stretch receptors
, followed by an increase in neural traffic to the brain, which results in sympathetic withdrawal and bradycardia and syncope due to hypotension," Dr.
With bulky, high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, you get fewer calories per swallow, so there's more time for the stretch receptors
in your stomach to make you feel full.
 Information from proprioceptive, visual, vestibular, auditory, tactile, and stretch receptors
in various organs is integrated to create a picture of the position and movements of the body parts relative to each other and to the environment.
Furthermore, slowly adapting receptors (SAR or stretch receptors
) in the airways influence the cough reflex [18, 19].
Surgically exposed nerve endings and muscle stretch receptors
activate local spinal reflexes resulting in muscle spasm.
The stretch receptors
are thus trained to withstand more and more stretching which helps to hold the breath for a long period.
If you consider carotid bodies, stretch receptors
and other physiologic controls that contribute to the control of breathing, it is easy to see why scoring and responding to respiratory events is as much an art as a science.