Interoceptor meaning

ĭntər-ō-sĕptər
A specialized sensory nerve receptor that receives and responds to stimuli originating from within the body.
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An efferent nerve terminal or internal sensory receptor that responds to the internal organs, muscles, blood vessels, and the ear labyrinth.
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A specialized sensory nerve receptor that receives and responds to stimuli originating from within the body.
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A sensory receptor that detects stimulus within the body.
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Origin of interoceptor

  • inter(ior) (re)ceptor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition