chemoreception


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che·mo·re·cep·tion

 (kē′mō-rĭ-sĕp′shən, kĕm′ō-)
n.
The physiological response of a sense organ to a chemical stimulus.

che′mo·re·cep′tive adj.
che′mo·re′cep·tiv′i·ty (-rē′sĕp-tĭv′ĭ-tē) n.

chemoreception

(ˌkiːməʊrɪˈsɛpʃən)
n
the response of a chemoreceptor to chemical stimuli

che•mo•re•cep•tion

(ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp ʃən, ˌkɛm oʊ-)

n.
the physiological response to chemical stimuli.
[1915]
che`mo•re•cep′tive, adj.
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It is possible that any sense of taste is associated with smell as both involve chemoreception and it is possible that spiders use both types of receptors in assessing the palatability of a given prey item.
For nonrational animals such as sea urchins, that benefit is likely proximal survival, and behavioral switching between sheltering and emergence is likely cued by a combination of (1) local state variables, such as shelter availability, food quality and abundance, and perhaps chemoreception of predation risk (ala Mann et al.
Chemoreception plays a role in almost every aspect of insect life and represents a key interface between insects and the environment.
The biramous antennules of decapods, in particular, are considered the primary sensory organs for olfactory chemoreception and exclusively contain, on the outer flagellum, the aesthetasc sensilla, each innervated by hundreds of olfactory receptor neurons (Schmidt and Mellon, 2011 ).
Thus, these agencies funded research on shark vision (Gilbert, 1963b), chemoreception (Hodgson and Mathewson, 1978), electric and magnetic senses (Kalmijn, 1978), hydrodynamic aspects of shark scales (Raschi and Musick (3)), and many other projects (and not just in sharks) in search of principles or ideas that could be applied to submarines or other new weapons.
In conclusion, the presence of these sensilla types on the antennae probably suggests the importance of chemoreception in the behavioral ecology of P.
In the past, our group has made seminal contributions to unveiling the cellular bases of arterial chemoreception.
While contact chemoreception of chemicals in milkweed leaves has been studied in monarch larvae and adults (Bauer et al.
Oral and other specialists from the US, Canada, and UK explain oral structures and tissues; the embryonic development of the head, face, and mouth; the development of the teeth; enamel, dentin, pulp, and tooth pain; the structure and physiology of the periodontium, tooth eruption and shedding, the temporomandibular joint; the oral mucosa, sensation, and chemoreception and perception; salivary glands, secretion, and saliva; and orofacial pain, touch and thermosensation, sensorimotor functions, and the anatomy and physiology of speech production.
04 Hz, have been variously ascribed to modulation by chemoreception, thermoregulation and the influence of vasomotor activity, which is related, among others, to the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAS)-figure 5.
However, the findings of LaRochelle & Dimock (1981) and the fact that the induction of mite negative phototaxis can occur in water modified by mussels clearly suggest that it can be mediated by distance chemoreception as well.
Chemoreception is an advantageous adaptation component to fossorial habit organisms (Lopez & Martin 2001), which could help A.