interoceptive

interoceptive

[in-tuh-roh-sep-tiv]
adjective Physiology.
pertaining to interoceptors, the stimuli acting upon them, or the nerve impulses initiated by them.

Origin:
1905–10; interocept(or) + -ive

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interoceptor (ˌɪntərəʊˈsɛptə)
 
n
physiol exteroceptor Compare proprioceptor a sensory receptor of an internal organ (excluding the muscles)
 
[C20: from inter(ior) + (re)ceptor]
 
intero'ceptive
 
adj

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interoceptive in·ter·o·cep·tive (in'ter-ō-sep'tiv)
n.
relating to the sensory nerve cells innervating the viscera (thoracic, abdominal and pelvic organs, and the cardiovascular system), their sensory end organs, or the information they convey to the spinal cord and the brain

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