One of the peripheral end organs of the afferent nerves in the skin or mucous membrane, which respond to stimulation by external agents. [L. exterus, external, + receptor, receiver]

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ex·tero·cep·tor -'sep-tər n a sense receptor (as of touch, temperature, smell, vision, or hearing) excited by exteroceptive stimuli compare INTEROCEPTOR

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a sensory nerve, ending in the skin or a mucous membrane, that is responsive to stimuli from outside the body. See also chemoreceptor, receptor.

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ex·tero·cep·tor (ek″stər-o-sepґtər) a sensory nerve terminal that is stimulated by the immediate external environment, such as those in the skin and mucous membranes; cf. interoceptor, proprioceptor, and receptor (def. 2).

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  • exteroceptor — m. neurol. Receptor de la piel o mucosas que es sensible a los estímulos externos del organismo, como el frío, el dolor, el tacto, el calor o la presión. Medical Dictionary. 2011. exteroceptor …   Diccionario médico

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  • exteroceptor — noun Date: 1906 a sense organ excited by exteroceptive stimuli …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exteroceptor — /ek steuhr euh sep teuhr/, n. Physiol. a receptor responding to stimuli originating outside the body. [1905 10; extero (see EXTEROCEPTIVE) + (RE)CEPTOR] * * * …   Universalium

  • exteroceptor — noun A sense organ or nerve receptor that responds to external stimuli See Also: exteroceptive …   Wiktionary

  • exteroceptór — s. m., pl. exteroceptóri …   Romanian orthography

  • exteroceptor — n. sensory organ which responds to stimuli from outside the body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exteroceptor — ex·ter·o·cep·tor …   English syllables

  • exteroceptor — n. a sensory nerve, ending in the skin or a mucous membrane, that is responsive to stimuli from outside the body. See also: chemoreceptor, receptor …   The new mediacal dictionary

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