interoceptor

interoceptor

[in-tuh-roh-sep-ter]
noun Physiology.
a receptor, especially of the viscera, responding to stimuli originating from within the body.

Origin:
1905–10; inter(ior) + -o- + (re)ceptor; cf. exteroceptor

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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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interoceptor in·ter·o·cep·tor (ĭn'tər-ō-sěp'tər)
n.
A specialized sensory nerve receptor that receives and responds to stimuli originating from within the body.


in'ter·o·cep'tive adj.
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