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Proprioception MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Proprioception
Tree Number(s)
F02.830.816.541
G07.888.750
G11.561.790.541
Unique ID
D011434
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011434
Scope Note
Sensory functions that transduce stimuli received by proprioceptive receptors in joints, tendons, muscles, and the INNER EAR into neural impulses to be transmitted to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Proprioception provides sense of stationary positions and movements of one's body parts, and is important in maintaining KINESTHESIA and POSTURAL BALANCE.
Entry Term(s)
Labyrinthine Sense
Position Sense
Posture Sense
Sense of Equilibrium
Sense of Position
Vestibular Sense
NLM Classification #
WE 104
Previous Indexing
Equilibrium (1966-1972)
Kinesthesis (1966-1972)
Public MeSH Note
73
History Note
73
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/06/09
Proprioception Preferred
Vestibular Sense Narrower
Position Sense Narrower
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