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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Textbook Problem

What properties qualify proprioceptors as mechanoreceptors?

Summary Introduction

To explain:

The properties that qualify proprioceptors as mechanoreceptors.

Introduction:

Mechanical receptors such as movement and touch are detected by mechanoreceptors. A receptor potential is produced by creating tension in the plasma membrane of the receptor. Sensory information from mechanoreceptors informs the brain of the body’s contact with objects in the environment.

Explanation

Mechanoreceptors help in the detection of brain stimuli and thereby helping in the detection of the movements. Proprioceptors help us maintain our own position and movement. It also helps in maintaining the equilibrium of the body...

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