stretch receptor

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a receptor in a muscle that responds to stretching of the muscle tissue

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Because large (75%) amount of blood is in the venous system so this effect predominates, and there is a decrease in right sided filling pressure and hence the intracardiac stretch receptors reflexly decrease heart rate16.
Since intrafusal stretch receptor discharge frequency from Ia afferents can contribute up to 30% of the motoneuron excitation (Gandevia, 2001), SS-induced reductions in afferent excitability could adversely affect muscle force.
GI tract distension and stasis: GI, particularly duodenal, distension triggers stretch receptors in the gut wall, stimulating vagal afferent pathways to the CPG.
6-8] In normal breathing after a particular degree of stretching or even before this, stretch receptors in alveoli are stimulated and send information to the respiratory centers so that exhalation sets in.
Our findings that more patients in whom pencil-point spinal needles are inserted either respond to or acknowledge having experienced sensation at the moment of thecal penetration provides strong clinical evidence that the lumbar meninges are well supplied with sensory stretch receptors.
In additional experiments, Al-Anzi and his colleagues found that although the leucokinin neuropeptide is found exclusively in the brain, the leucokinin receptor is found in neurons located in both the brain and the foregut-an area of the gut that contains stretch receptors known to be responsible for monitoring meal size in other insects.
Bronchopulmonary stretch receptors (influenced by Hering-Breuer receptors) that are located on the smooth muscle of intrapulmonary airways, gauge the depth of a breath and attempt to regulate alveolar overinflation.
Hunt CC: The effect of stretch receptors from muscle on the discharge of motoneurons.
Sara Diaz and her col leagues in the study proposed that stretch receptors in pulmonary veins release hypovolemia-mediated signals and trigger maximal secretion of antidiuretic hormone.
In fact, an alternate mechanism for pressure detection by some mammals has been suggested by the presence of stretch receptors in the human tympanic membrane (Rockley and Hawke, 1992).
It stimulates stretch receptors, followed by an increase in neural traffic to the brain, which results in sympathetic withdrawal and bradycardia and syncope due to hypotension," Dr.
In support of this possibility is evidence that the cord stretch receptors have different effects on motor output when they are activated in groups rather than singly (Drummond and Macmillan, 1997).
With bulky, high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, you get fewer calories per swallow, so there's more time for the stretch receptors in your stomach to make you feel full.
3] Information from proprioceptive, visual, vestibular, auditory, tactile, and stretch receptors in various organs is integrated to create a picture of the position and movements of the body parts relative to each other and to the environment.
However, the stretch receptors are known to mediate the tachycardic response and the Hering-Breuer reflex during bronchoconstriction [22].