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Descriptor English:   Mechanoreceptors 
Descriptor Spanish:   Mecanorreceptores 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Mecanorreceptores 
Synonyms English:   Bulbs, Krause's End
Cell, Mechanoreceptor
Cells, Mechanoreceptor
Corpuscle, Meissner's
Corpuscles, Ruffini's
End Bulbs, Krause's
Golgi Tendon Organs
Krause End Bulbs
Krause's End Bulbs
Krauses End Bulbs
Mechanoreceptor Cell
Mechanoreceptor Cells
Meissner Corpuscle
Meissner's Corpuscle
Meissners Corpuscle
Neurotendinous Spindle
Neurotendinous Spindles
Organs, Golgi Tendon
Receptor, Stretch
Receptors, Stretch
Ruffini Corpuscles
Ruffini's Corpuscles
Ruffinis Corpuscles
Spindle, Neurotendinous
Spindles, Neurotendinous
Stretch Receptor
Stretch Receptors
Tendon Organs, Golgi  
Tree Number:   A08.675.650.915.750
Definition English:   Cells specialized to transduce mechanical stimuli and relay that information centrally in the nervous system. Mechanoreceptor cells include the INNER EAR hair cells, which mediate hearing and balance, and the various somatosensory receptors, often with non-neural accessory structures. 
See Related English:   Mechanotransduction, Cellular
History Note English:   71; NEUROTENDINOUS SPINDLES was heading 1975-96 (see under MECHANORECEPTORS 1977-90, see under RECEPTORS, NEURAL 1975-76), was see under RECEPTORS, NEURAL 1972-74, was see under NERVE ENDINGS 1963-71; GOLGI TENDON ORGANS was see NEUROTENDINOUS SPINDLES 1994-96; KRAUSE'S END BULBS & RUFFINI'S CORPUSCLES were see THERMORECEPTORS 1979-93; were see under THERMORECEPTORS 1975-78; were see under RECEPTORS, NEURAL 1972-74; were see under NERVE ENDINGS 1963-71 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CH chemistry CL classification
CY cytology DE drug effects
EN enzymology IM immunology
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PA pathology
PH physiology RE radiation effects
TR transplantation UL ultrastructure
VI virology  
Record Number:   8634 
Unique Identifier:   D008465 

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