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Receptors in joints.

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Receptors in joints.

Postby angelo » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:02 am

What kind of receptors give feedback on the position of joints? Are they similar to the stretch receptors in muscles?
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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:53 am

I think it is different..
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:38 pm

Joints contain 3 kinds of receptors: Pacini corpuscles, Ruffini corpuscles and free nerve endings. The first 2 transmit position and physical state of the joint, free nerve endings transmit pain. Although some books will tell you that free nerve endings also transmit the position:(
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Postby mith » Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:11 am

proprioreceptors is the one i learned, i think the ruffini and pacini are in the skin....
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Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:42 am

not only in skin actually ;)
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