- slowly adapting receptor
- a mechanoreceptor that responds slowly to stimulation and continues firing as long as the stimulus continues, such as Merkel disks or Ruffini endings.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Look at other dictionaries:
[ECG]; simian adenovirus; simulated annealing [algorithm]; sinoatrial; sinus arrest; sinus arrhythmia; skeletal age; skin-adipose [unit]; sleep apnea; slightly active; slowly adapting [receptor]; soluble in alkaline medium; Spanish American; specific activity; spectrum analysis; sperm abnormality; s — sinoatrial; sinoauricular … Medical dictionary
pressure receptor — slowly adapting r … Medical dictionary
Cutaneous receptor — A cutaneous receptor is a type of sensory receptor found in the dermis or epidermis. They are a part of the somatosensory system. Cutaneous receptors include e.g. cutaneous mechanoreceptors, nociceptors (pain) and thermoreceptors (temperature).… … Wikipedia
mechanoreceptor — A receptor which responds to mechanical pressure or distortion; e.g., receptors in the carotid sinuses, touch receptors in the skin. SYN: mechanicoreceptor. * * * mech·a·no·re·cep·tor ri sep tər n a neural end organ (as a tactile receptor) that… … Medical dictionary
SAR — Abbreviation for scaffold associated regions, under region. * * * scaffold attachment region [genomic sequencing]; scatter/air ratio [radiation]; seasonal allergic rhinitis; sexual attitude reassessment; slowly adapting receptor; specific… … Medical dictionary
Sar — Abbreviation for sarcosine. * * * scaffold attachment region [genomic sequencing]; scatter/air ratio [radiation]; seasonal allergic rhinitis; sexual attitude reassessment; slowly adapting receptor; specific absorption rate; structure activity… … Medical dictionary
Ruffini ending — a type of lamellated corpuscle in the dermis that is a slowly adapting receptor for sensations of continuous pressure. Called also Ruffini corpuscle … Medical dictionary
SA — • sacro anterior; • salicylamide; • salicylic acid; • saline [solution]; • salt added; • sarcoidosis; • sarcoma; • scalenus anticus; • secondary amenorrhea; • secondary anemia; • secondary arrest; • self administration; • self agglutination; •… … Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations
SAR — • scaffold attachment region [genomic sequencing]; • scatter/air ratio [radiation]; • seasonal allergic rhinitis; • sexual attitude reassessment; • slowly adapting receptor; • specific absorption rate; • structure activity relationship; •… … Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations
Mechanoreceptor — A mechanoreceptor is a sensory receptor that responds to mechanical pressure or distortion. There are four main types in the glabrous skin of humans: Pacinian corpuscles, Meissner s corpuscles, Merkel s discs, and Ruffini corpuscles. There are… … Wikipedia