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exteroceptor

Any receptor that detects external stimuli. Examples of exteroceptors are the thermoreceptors in the skin, which monitor the temperature of the external environment. Compare interoceptor. ...

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A Dictionary of Zoology (5 ed.)

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2020
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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... A sense organ that registers the state of the environment outside an animal’s body. Exteroceptors effect the human senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Compare enteroceptor ; proprioceptor...

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A Dictionary of Biology (8 ed.)

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2019
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...exteroceptor Any receptor that detects external stimuli. Examples of exteroceptors are the thermoreceptors in the skin, which monitor the temperature of the external environment. Compare interoceptor...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

... A sensory receptor that responds to stimuli from outside the body. Exteroceptors include touch, pressure, pain, and skin-temperature receptors, as well as special receptors in the eye and ear concerned with sight and hearing. Compare interoceptor...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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... n. Any of several sensory receptors specialized for exteroception , whether a somatic receptor or a telereceptor . Compare interoceptor , proprioceptor...

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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2020
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Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
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... n. a sensory nerve, ending in the skin or a mucous membrane, that is responsive to stimuli from outside the body. See also chemoreceptor ; receptor...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (8 ed.)

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2021
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... [ eks -ter-oh-sep-ter] n. a sensory nerve, ending in the skin or a mucous membrane, that is responsive to stimuli from outside the body. See also chemoreceptor , receptor...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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exteroceptor

exteroceptor  

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Any receptor that detects external stimuli. Examples of exteroceptors are the thermoreceptors in the skin, which monitor the temperature of the external environment. Compare interoceptor.
enteroceptor

enteroceptor  

A sense organ that registers the internal state of an animal's body. In mammals, enteroceptors monitor body temperature. Compare exteroceptor; proprioceptor.
exteroception

exteroception  

Any form of sensation that results from stimuli located outside the body and is detected by exteroceptors, including vision, hearing, touch or pressure, heat, cold, pain, smell, and taste. Compare ...
augmented feedback

augmented feedback  

In sport, feedback received from outside the performer usually as sound or sight stimuli received from coaches, fellow performers or spectators through exteroceptors. Compare intrinsic feedback.
nociceptor

nociceptor  

A sensory receptor that responds selectively to potentially damaging stimuli. Its stimulation results in pain. Nearly every type of sensory receptor can function as a nociceptor if the stimulus ...
sensory receptors

sensory receptors  

An anatomical structure composed of sensory nerve endings adapted to respond to specific stimuli (1) and to convert them into nerve impulses that are transmitted to other parts of the nervous system, ...
chemoreception

chemoreception  

The capability of detecting chemical substances and of monitoring their concentration. The distinction between the gustation and olfaction cannot be made in many animals. Chemoreceptors occur both ...
interoceptor

interoceptor  

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n. any receptor organ composed of sensory nerve cells that respond to and monitor changes within the body, such as the stretching of muscles or the acidity of the blood.
receptor

receptor  

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1 An abbreviated name for a sensory receptor.2 An abbreviated name for a neuroreceptor. [From Latin recipere, receptum to receive, from re- back + capere, ceptum to take]
proprioceptor

proprioceptor  

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Any receptor that is sensitive to movement, pressure, or stretching (see stretch receptor) within the body. Proprioceptors occurring in muscles, tendons, and ligaments are important for the ...
sensation

sensation  

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As conventionally distinguished from perception, sensation is the initial physiological process of detecting an immediate external sensory stimulus prior to its interpretation and categorization. ...

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