interoceptive

[ in-tuh-roh-sep-tiv ]
/ ˌɪn tə roʊˈsɛp tɪv /

adjective Physiology.

pertaining to interoceptors, the stimuli acting upon them, or the nerve impulses initiated by them.

Origin of interoceptive

First recorded in 1905–10; interocept(or) + -ive
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