visceroreceptors

visceroreceptors

(vĭs″ĕr-ō-rē-sĕp′torz)
A group of receptors that includes those located in visceral organs. Their stimulation gives rise to poorly localized and ill-defined sensations or to pain. In hollow visceral organs, they are stimulated principally by excessive contraction or by distention.
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