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visceroreceptors (noun) (plural used as a singular)
A group of nerve endings that respond to stimulations which are usually ill-defined sensations: In hollow organs (tubed or pouched; such as, the stomach), the visceroreceptors are usually stimulated by distentions which means that they are stretched beyond normal formations; in other words, they are sensitive to pressure, stretching, chemical changes, hunger, and thirst.
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