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che·mo·re·cep·tor

 (kē′mō-rĭ-sĕp′tər, kĕm′ō-)
n.
A sensory nerve cell or sense organ, as of smell or taste, that responds to chemical stimuli.

chemoreceptor

(ˌkɛməʊrɪˈsɛptə) or

chemoceptor

n
(Physiology) a sensory receptor in a biological cell membrane to which an external molecule binds to generate a smell or taste sensation

che•mo•re•cep•tor

(ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp tər, ˌkɛm oʊ-)

n.
a receptor stimulated by chemical means.
[1905–10]

chemoreceptor

A sensory organ that responds to a chemical stimulus. Chemoreceptors give us our senses of taste and smell.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chemoreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
gustatory organ, taste bud, tastebud - an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
carotid body - a chemoreceptor located near the bifurcations of the carotid arteries; monitors oxygen content of the blood and helps control respiration
nose, olfactory organ - the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; "he has a cold in the nose"
Translations

che·mo·re·cep·tor

, chemoceptor
n. quimiorreceptor-a, célula suceptible a cambios químicos o que puede ser afectada por éstos.
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Afferent limb of vomiting reflex from mechano- and chemoreceptors in the gastrointestinal tract is relayed via vagus nerve to the nucleus tractus solitarius in the brainstem.
Tight correlation between the ventilatory cycle duration and left ventricular ejection fraction has led to a conclusion that low cardiac output and timely transport of the chemostimuli to the chemoreceptors are responsible for the prolonged ventilatory cycle in CHF patients (70).
11-113) However, compared with the CBs, the characteristics and mechanisms of hypoxia detection are still poorly defined in non-CB chemoreceptors including sensory and vagal neurons.
It is either due to stimulation by chemoreceptors due to acid or hyperosmolar substances, mechano receptors by distension or thermo receptors by hot and cold food19.
Feeding behavior or preference for particular host species depends on the various sensilla present on the insects' mouthparts, including olfactory, gustatory, and mechanosensory ones, which are involved in sensory perception via chemoreceptors (Dey et al.
Discrimination of the different stimuli is mediated by peripheral chemoreceptors grouped within a varied array of cuticular sensory organs called sensilla, which are located mainly on the cephalothoracic appendages including antennae, maxillipeds (mouthparts), antennules, and pereiopods (walking legs) (Schmidt and Mellon, 2011; Thiel and Breithaupt, 2011).
Involuntary ventilatory rate is determined by pH-sensing central chemoreceptors of the surface of medlla oblougata and by oxygen- and carbon dioxide-sensing peripheral chemoreceptors, with the impulse transferred to the glossopharyngeal nerve (nervus IX) and the vagus nerve (nerves X).
Esophageal pain is due to stimulation by chemoreceptors due to acid or hyperosmolar substances, mechano-receptors by distension or thermos-receptors by hot and cold food.
Actually, hyperventilation is immediate when settling in at altitude and comes from the stimulation of peripheral chemoreceptors situated in carotidian bodies, sensitive to [O.
Chemoreceptors in the carotid bodies and medulla supply information with regard to the blood gas levels of [O.
Those ciliated sensory endings structures present on the body surface may be rheo-or tango or chemoreceptors aiding in orientation of the parasite's body with respect to gill architecture and in relation to the direction and flow of ventilation water currents.