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interoceptive Syllabification: in·ter·o·cep·tive
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərōˈseptiv/

Definition of interoceptive in English:


Relating to stimuli produced within an organism, especially in the gut and other internal organs. Compare with exteroceptive.
Example sentences
  • The brainstem and CVO pathways appear to communicate interoceptive stimuli, in that these pathways emanate from structures involved in autonomic regulation and surveillance of blood- or CSF-borne factors.
  • Plans for actions are floated, emotional states begin and both of these feed back into my sensory cortex through the proprioceptive and interoceptive systems respectively.
  • Overall, the ascending brainstem pathways allow for rapid, often direct transmission of interoceptive, arousal, and pain information to the PVN.


Early 20th century: from interior + receptive.

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