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  • mechanoreceptive — adjective see mechanoreceptor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mechanoreceptive — See mechanoreception. * * * …   Universalium

  • mechanoreceptive — adjective Responsive to mechanical stimuli such as sound and touch See Also: mechanoreception, mechanoreceptor …   Wiktionary

  • mechanoreceptive — mech·a·no·receptive …   English syllables

  • mechanoreception — See mechanoreceptor. * * * Ability to detect and respond to mechanical stimuli in one s environment. A slight deformation of a mechanoreceptive neuron causes an electric charge at its surface, activating a response. Mechanoreceptors in pain spots …   Universalium

  • nervous system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction       system that conducts stimuli from sensory receptors to the brain and spinal cord and that conducts impulses back to other parts of the body. As with other higher vertebrates, the human nervous system has two main… …   Universalium

  • thermoreception — Sensory capacity (see sense) to detect the temperature of the environment and the body. It helps keep body temperature stable by regulating autonomic responses to temperature changes (see homeostasis). Temperature sensations are generated by… …   Universalium

  • mechanoreceptor — noun Date: 1927 a neural end organ (as a tactile receptor) that responds to a mechanical stimulus (as a change in pressure) • mechanoreception noun • mechanoreceptive adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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