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"Mechanoreceptors" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Mechanoreceptors" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Mechanoreceptors" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 110 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2001 and 2014
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