Gravireceptors

Gravireceptors

Highly specialised receptor organs and nerve endings in the inner ear, joints, tendons, and muscles that give the brain information about body position, equilibrium, direction of gravitational forces, and the sensation of down or up.

Origin: L. Gravis, heavy, _ receptor


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