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Stretch receptors

stretch receptors

Receptor's that are sensitive to elongation, especially those in golgi tendon organs and muscle spindles, but also those found in visceral organs such as the stomach, small intestine, and urinary bladder; these receptor's have the function of detecting elongation, and this distinguishes them from baroreceptors, which actually are activated by stretching of the wall of the blood vessel but whose function is to elicit central reflex mechanism reducing the arterial blood pressure.


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Re: anyone hungry??

... made by your stomach churning when it is empty. Also the stomach has stretch receptors that tell you when it is full or empty. So borborygmy doesn't necessarily mean we ...

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Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:02 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: anyone hungry??
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by Skytroll
Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:28 am
 
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Muscles

: Muscle spindles are specialised fibres and they act as receptors to the amount of stretch in a muscle. : As they become stretched , spindles send impulses via sensory neurones to ...

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by rosebud
Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:15 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Muscles
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dizzines

... mechanism is the increase in arterial resistance by smooth muscle stretch receptors in the lower limb resistance arteries. In response to standing blood pools in the ...

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by MedwriterTyler
Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:16 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: dizzines
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SNS dilation of blood vessels

... high blood pressure and low blood pressure are sensed by peripheral baroreceptors in sinus caroticus and aortic arch and also by the stretch receptors in the atria which then secrete ANP In the case of high blood pressure: 1. ...

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by sdekivit
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:19 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: SNS dilation of blood vessels
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