What is another word for exteroceptor?

4 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɛkstˈɜːɹə͡ʊsptə], [ ɛkstˈɜːɹə‍ʊsptə], [ ɛ_k_s_t_ˈɜː_ɹ_əʊ_s_p_t_ə]

Exteroceptors, also known as external receptors, are sensory receptors that receive information from external stimuli, such as touch, pressure, and temperature. These receptors are located on the surface of the body or within the skin. Some synonyms for exteroceptor include cutaneous receptors, somatic receptors, and tactile receptors. Cutaneous receptors are located in the skin and are sensitive to touch and pressure, while somatic receptors are located in the muscles, tendons, and joints, providing information on the position of the body. Tactile receptors respond to mechanical stimuli, such as vibration, and are important in detecting texture and shape. All of these receptors work together to provide us with a comprehensive understanding of the surrounding environment.

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What are the hyponyms for Exteroceptor?

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