Interoceptor



[in-tuh-roh-sep-ter] /ˌɪn tə roʊˈsɛp tər/

noun, Physiology.
1.
a receptor, especially of the viscera, responding to stimuli originating from within the body.
/ˌɪntərəʊˈsɛptə/
noun
1.
(physiol) a sensory receptor of an internal organ (excluding the muscles) Compare exteroceptor, proprioceptor

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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