Adapting Mechanoreceptors

Some articles on mechanoreceptors, adapting, adapting mechanoreceptors:

Sensation (psychology) - Senses and Receptors - Mechanoreceptors
... Mechanoreceptors are sensory receptors which respond to mechanical forces, such as pressure or distortion ... While mechanoreceptors are present in hair cells and play an integral role in the vestibular and auditory system, the majority of mechanoreceptors are cutaneous ... Slowly Adapting type 2 Receptors have large receptive fields and respond to stretch ...
Mechanosensation - Cutaneous Mechanoreceptors - Rapidly Adapting and Slowly Adapting Mechanoreceptors
... Mechanoreceptors that possess a large diameter and high myelination are called low-threshold mechanoreceptors ... Fibers that respond only to skin movement are termed rapidly adapting mechanoreceptors (RA), while those that respond also static indentation are termed slowly adapting mechanoreceptors (SA) ...

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