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interoceptive

[in-tuh-roh-sep-tiv] /ˌɪn tə roʊˈsɛp tɪv/
adjective, Physiology
1.
pertaining to interoceptors, the stimuli acting upon them, or the nerve impulses initiated by them.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; interocept(or) + -ive
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interoceptive in Medicine

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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