joint receptor

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A group of sense organs, such as Ruffini's corpuscles and Pacinian corpuscles, located in the capsules of synovial joints. They are sensitive to pressure and may be involved in kinaesthesis, providing information to the central nervous system about the position of a joint.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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