sensory receptor

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Noun1.sensory receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulationsensory receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
lateral line, lateral line organ - sense organs of fish and amphibians; believed to detect pressure changes in the water
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
enteroceptor, interoceptor - any receptor that responds to stimuli inside the body
exteroceptor - any receptor that responds to stimuli outside the body
pineal eye, third eye - a sensory structure capable of light reception located on the dorsal side of the diencephalon in various reptiles
baroreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to pressure
chemoreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
thermoreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
ear - the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
organ of hearing - the part of the ear that is responsible for sensations of sound
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth - a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
semicircular canal - one of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another; concerned with equilibrium
stretch receptor - a receptor in a muscle that responds to stretching of the muscle tissue
papilla - a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell; "the papillae of the tongue"
sensory system - the body's system of sense organs
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Enough positive perceptions fed into the sensory receptors and ripples begin to ruffle the opinion narrative.
To capture all the inputs and outputs, we'd need to incorporate the connections to the spinal cord, sensory receptors all over the body and muscle cells too.
Doctor Ronald Brusseau of Boston's Children's Hospital wrote that by week 18, children have developed sensory receptors for pain.
There are sensory receptors on the skin with a somatic sensation, which are very sensitive to pressure and touch stimulation [15].
Other reports of sensory structures in lepidopterans document the distribution, morphology, and number of sensory receptors on the larval maxillae and labia of Heliothis virescens (F.
Bearing references to both sensory receptors and woofers, the erect modular nubs and their steely concave counterparts froze the works in Technicolor anticipation, as if awaiting a transmission that was long overdue.
Two features suggest that bristles may be sensory receptors or structures related to sensory organelles.
On the other hand, a movement induced in the implanted magnet by the external MRD, could provide a perceivable stimulus, conveyed to the brain by means of the peripheral sensory receptors present in the muscle (e.
The contraction itself stimulates the same sensory receptors even further causing the spinal cord to increase the intensity of the contraction further.
In the present study, a number of distinctly different types of presumed sensory receptors were mapped on the surface of the investigated species.
Heat stimulates the sensory receptors in the skin which decreases transmissions of pain signals to the brain.
There are no cutaneous sensory receptors or nerve fibers are seen but catecholaminergic sympathetic fibers can be demonstrated by aldehyde induced fluorescence.