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*  Mechanoreceptor
Cutaneous mechanoreceptors can also be separated into categories based on their rates of adaptation. When a mechanoreceptor ... There are four types of mechanoreceptors embedded in ligaments. As all these types of mechanoreceptors are myelinated, they can ... Slowly adapting type I mechanoreceptors have multiple Merkel corpuscle end-organs. Slowly adapting type II mechanoreceptors ... Rapidly adapting type I mechanoreceptors have multiple Meissner corpuscle end-organs. Rapidly adapting type II mechanoreceptors ...
*  Pallesthesia
This sensation is usually stimulated by mechanoreceptors, such as Pacinian corpuscles, Merkel disk receptors, and Tactile ...
*  Beak
Certain types of mechanoreceptors, nerve cells that are sensitive to pressure, vibration or touch, are located under the nail. ... mechanoreceptors sensitive to pressure and vibration, are found in association with rictal bristles. They may help with prey ...
*  Joint mobilization
Selectively activates more of the muscle and joint mechanoreceptors as it goes into resistance, and less of the cutaneous ones ... With its more sustained movement at the end of range will activate the static, slow adapting, Type I mechanoreceptors, whose ... Activates cutaneous mechanoreceptors. Oscillatory motion will selectively activate the dynamic, rapidly adapting receptors, i.e ... Grade I - Activates Type I mechanoreceptors with a low threshold and which respond to very small increments of tension. ...
*  Stochastic resonance (sensory neurobiology)
Evidence for stochastic resonance in a sensory system was first found in nerve signals from the mechanoreceptors located on the ... Slowly adapting type 1 (SA1) mechanoreceptors output signals in response to mechanical vibrations below 500 Hz. The skin was ... Collins JJ, Imhoff TT, Grigg P (July 1996). "Noise-enhanced information transmission in rat SA1 cutaneous mechanoreceptors via ... Extracellular recordings were made of the mechanoreceptor response from the extracted nerve. The encoding of the pressure ...
*  Mechanotransduction
... there need to be mechanoreceptors on the surface of chondrocytes. Candidates for chondrocyte mechanoreceptors include stretch- ... However, there exist a few hypotheses which begin with the identification of mechanoreceptors.[citation needed] In order for ... The stimulation of a mechanoreceptor causes mechanically sensitive ion channels to open and produce a transduction current that ... More recent studies have hypothesized that chondrocyte primary cilium act as a mechanoreceptor for the cell, transducing forces ...
*  Ankle
Mechanoreceptors of the ankle send proprioceptive sensory input to the central nervous system (CNS). Muscle spindles are ... Michelson, J. D.; Hutchins, C (1995). "Mechanoreceptors in human ankle ligaments". The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. ... thought to be the main type of mechanoreceptor responsible for proprioceptive attributes from the ankle. The muscle spindle ...
*  Halteres
Those axes are yaw pitch and roll, as illustrated in the above figure (Directions of rotation). The mechanoreceptors at the ... Keil, TA (15 December 1997). "Functional morphology of insect mechanoreceptors". Microscopy Research and Technique. 39 (6): 506 ...
*  Deep fascia
Like mechanoreceptors, chemoreceptors in deep fascia also have the ability to promote fascial relaxation. We tend to think of ... Deep fascia can also relax slowly as some mechanoreceptors respond to changes over longer timescales. Unlike the Golgi tendon ... By monitoring changes in muscular tension, joint position, rate of movement, pressure, and vibration, mechanoreceptors in the ... mechanoreceptors); change in the chemical milieu (chemoreceptors); and fluctuation in temperature (thermoreceptors)., Deep ...
*  Hair plexus
A hair plexus or root hair plexus is a special group of nerve fiber endings and serves as a very sensitive mechanoreceptor for ... They are mechanoreceptors conveying touch sensation. Specifically, crude touch and pressure sensation conveyed through the ...
*  Periodontal fiber
Periodontal mechanoreceptors are present in pdl. They will transmit information about the stimulated tooth, direction and ... Trulsson, M. (2006). Sensory-motor function of human periodontal mechanoreceptors*. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 33(4), 262- ...
*  Hand
... an important input the cutaneous mechanoreceptors. The web of the hand is a "fold of skin which connects the digits" "Web". ...
*  Allodynia
... mechanoreceptors and interneurons, leading to the transmission of pain information by mechanoreceptors A different study ... Mechanoreceptors follow the same general pathway. However, they do not cross over at the level of the spinal cord, but at the ... Despite this anatomical separation, mechanoreceptors can influence the output of nociceptors by making connections with the ...
*  Baroreflex
The baroreceptors are stretch-sensitive mechanoreceptors. At low pressures, baroreceptors become inactive. When blood pressure ...
*  Tactile corpuscle
... s are rapidly adapting mechanoreceptors. They are sensitive to shape and textural changes in exploratory and ... are a type of mechanoreceptor. They are a type of nerve ending in the skin that is responsible for sensitivity to light touch. ... the only other type of phasic tactile mechanoreceptor), which are located deeper in the dermis, and some free nerve endings. ... A Multiafferented Mechanoreceptor with Nociceptor Immunochemical Properties". The Journal of Neuroscience. 21 (18): 7236-46. ...
*  Mechanosensitive channels
Stretch-activated ion channels are located on these mechanoreceptor cells and serve to lower the action potential threshold, ... Afferent nerve endings without mechanoreceptor cells are called free nerve endings. They are less sensitive than the ... This results from the specialized mechanoreceptor cells that are superimposed upon the afferent nerve fibers. ... cutaneous mechanoreceptors, and putative mechanoproteins". Microsc. Res. Tech. 75 (8): 1033-43. doi:10.1002/jemt.22028. PMID ...
*  Lactation
Rapidly adapting mechanoreceptor units)". Fiziol Zh SSSR Im I M Sechenova. 62 (6): 885-892. PMID 1010088. Ramsey, DT; Kent, JC ... Grachev, I.; Alekseev, N.; Velling, V. (1976). "Properties of the mechanoreceptors of the nipple of the guinea pig mammary ... Suckling by the baby innervates slowly-adapting and rapidly-adapting mechanoreceptors that are densely packed around the ... "Slowly-adapting mechanoreceptor units of the guinea pig mammary nipple". Fiziol Zh SSSR Im I M Sechenova. 63 (3): 391-400. PMID ...
*  Lamellar corpuscle
... s, or Pacinian corpuscles, are one of the four major types of mechanoreceptor cell in glabrous mammalian skin ... Lamellar corpuscles act as very rapidly adapting mechanoreceptors. Groups of corpuscles respond to pressure changes, e.g. on ...
*  Transient receptor potential channel
No mechanoreceptor potential C (NOMPC; TRPN) Not found in mammals. Most TRP channels are composed of 6 membrane-spanning ... and TRPV4 and TRPA1's role as mechanoreceptors; reduction of chronic pain may be possible by targeting ion channels involved in ...
*  Sensory neuron
Mechanoreceptors also help lower thresholds for action potential generation in afferent fibers and thus make them more likely ... Problems with mechanoreceptors lead to disorders such as: Neuropathic pain - a severe pain condition resulting from a damaged ... Muscle spindles contain mechanoreceptors that detect stretch in muscles. Somatic sensory receptors near the surface of the skin ... Mechanoreceptors are sensory receptors which respond to mechanical forces, such as pressure or distortion. Specialized sensory ...
*  Calcium-dependent chloride channel
One of the latter two is expressed in mechanoreceptors. Tmc1 is a sodium-sensitive cation channel required for salt (Na+) ...
*  Topographic map (neuroanatomy)
The tongue contains taste receptors, as well as mechanoreceptors. Afferents from taste receptors and mechanoreceptors of the ...
*  Seismic communication
The sensory organs are generically known as somatosensory mechanoreceptors. In insects these sensors are known as campaniform ...
*  Prolactin
The sucking activates mechanoreceptors in and around the nipple. These signals are carried by nerve fibers through the spinal ...
*  Pulmonary stretch receptors
... are mechanoreceptors found in the lungs. When the lung expands, the receptors initiate the Hering- ...