Definition of stretch receptor in English:

stretch receptor

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  • A sensory receptor that responds to the stretching of surrounding muscle tissue and so contributes to the coordination of muscle activity.
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    • In the lobster stretch receptor, for example, extra spikes are generated even when soma invasion fails.
    • The crayfish stretch receptor neuron is such an object.
    • A specific stretch receptor protein in plants has yet to be identified.

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