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mechanoreceptors

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  • noun Plural form of mechanoreceptor.

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Examples

  • It stimulates mechanoreceptors in your brain, which decreases your pain perception.

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  • Air pressure in our ears is also translated into neural signals once it is processed by special auditory receptors while mechanoreceptors turn physical pressure from touch or pain into more action potentials.

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  • What you have described is a reflex arc that is initiated by triggering mechanoreceptors in the dogs ears.

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  • The first pair of antennae is often sexually dimorphic and bears chemoreceptors and mechanoreceptors.

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  • U. Thurm, Steps in the transducer process of mechanoreceptors, in

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  • Hair cells of the inner ear are exquisite mechanoreceptors: minute motion of their apical hair bundles by sound becomes an electrical signal that is then transmitted to the brain.

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  • That suggests the beetles have mechanoreceptors, probably in their joints, which translate frictional forces into signals that trigger grooming behavior, Gorb said.

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  • The second of the prothoracic nerves, IN2, runs to the floor of the propectus, where it presumably innervates a similar battery of mechanoreceptors registering movement between the propectuses and the basisternum.

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  • Hair cells of the inner ear are exquisite mechanoreceptors: minute motion of their apical hair bundles by sound becomes an electrical signal that is then transmitted to the brain.

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  • For example, I thought maybe the 2nd person's movements caused pressure disturbances in the surrounding air and a pressure wave propagated to the 1st person and activated the mechanoreceptors in the 1st person's skin.

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