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Mechanoreceptors MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Mechanoreceptors
Tree Number(s)
A08.675.650.915.750
A08.800.950.750
A11.671.650.915.750
Unique ID
D008465
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008465
Scope Note
Cells specialized to transduce mechanical stimuli and relay that information centrally in the nervous system. Mechanoreceptor cells include the INNER EAR hair cells, which mediate hearing and balance, and the various somatosensory receptors, often with non-neural accessory structures.
Entry Version
MECHANORECEPT
Entry Term(s)
Golgi Tendon Organ
Golgi Tendon Organs
Krause's End Bulb
Krause's End Bulbs
Mechanoreceptor
Mechanoreceptor Cell
Mechanoreceptor Cells
Meissner's Corpuscle
Neurotendinous Spindle
Neurotendinous Spindles
Receptors, Stretch
Ruffini's Corpuscle
Ruffini's Corpuscles
Stretch Receptor
Stretch Receptors
NLM Classification #
WL 102.9
Previous Indexing
Nerve Endings (1966-1970)
Receptors, Sensory (1966-1970)
See Also
Mechanotransduction, Cellular
Proprioception
Public MeSH Note
71; NEUROTENDINOUS SPINDLES was heading 1975-96 (see under MECHANORECEPTORS 1977-90, see under RECEPTORS, NEURAL 1975-76), was see under RECEPTORS, NEURAL 1972-74, was see under NERVE ENDINGS 1963-71; GOLGI TENDON ORGANS was see NEUROTENDINOUS SPINDLES 1994-96; KRAUSE'S END BULBS & RUFFINI'S CORPUSCLES were see THERMORECEPTORS 1979-93; were see under THERMORECEPTORS 1975-78; were see under RECEPTORS, NEURAL 1972-74; were see under NERVE ENDINGS 1963-71
Online Note
use MECHANORECEPTORS to search NEUROTENDINOUS SPINDLES 1975-96 & GOLGI TENDON ORGANS 1994-96; use RECEPTORS, NEURAL to search NEUROTENDINOUS SPINDLES 1972-74, use NERVE ENDINGS 1966-71; use THERMORECEPTORS to search KRAUSE'S END BULBS & RUFFINI'S CORPUSCLES 1975-93; use RECEPTORS, SENSORY 1972-74 & NERVE ENDINGS 1966-71
History Note
71; NEUROTENDINOUS SPINDLES was heading 1975-96 (see under MECHANORECEPTORS 1977-90, see under RECEPTORS, NEURAL 1975-76), was see under RECEPTORS, NEURAL 1972-74, was see under NERVE ENDINGS 1963-71; GOLGI TENDON ORGANS was see NEUROTENDINOUS SPINDLES 1994-96; KRAUSE'S END BULBS & RUFFINI'S CORPUSCLES were see THERMORECEPTORS 1979-93; were see under THERMORECEPTORS 1975-78; were see under RECEPTORS, NEURAL 1972-74; were see under NERVE ENDINGS 1963-71
Date Established
1971/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
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