1. stretch receptor a receptor in a muscle that responds to stretching of the muscle tissue
  2. stretcher-bearer one who helps carry a stretcher
  3. thermoreceptor a sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold
  4. stretcher party a party of people with stretchers to carry an injured person
  5. beta receptor receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasodilation and increased heart beat)
  6. sensory receptor an organ having nerve endings that respond to stimulation
  7. baroreceptor a sensory receptor that responds to pressure
  8. proprioceptor special nerve endings in the muscles and tendons and other organs that respond to stimuli regarding the position and movement of the body
  9. stretch reflex reflex contraction of a muscle when an attached tendon is pulled; important in maintaining erect posture
  10. chemoreceptor a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
  11. stretcher a device for transporting someone who is ill or wounded
  12. treacherous dangerously unstable and unpredictable
  13. teacher's pet the teacher's favorite student
  14. perception the process of becoming aware through the senses
  15. preceptor teacher at a university or college
  16. stretchability the capacity for being stretched
  17. alpha receptor receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles)
  18. receptor a cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response
  19. stretched (of muscles) relieved of stiffness by stretching
  20. interceptor a fast maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft