chemoreceptor


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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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Capsaicin is a chemical compound which stimulates chemoreceptor nerve endings in the skin, especially the mucous membranes.
albopictus in this work and it is presumed that these sensilla may function as contact chemoreceptor in addition to mechanotactile function.
I do not consider oxygen as a substrate for enzymes, sensing proteins, mitochondria, or chemoreceptor cells.
2] as compared both in healthy subjects than in heart failure patients; this could be mediated by chemoreceptor control mechanism, as in heart failure patients, and also by non-chemoreceptor control mechanisms; indeed hypoxemia is usually lower than normally required for significant stimulation of hypoxic chemoreceptors.
In animals, the AOS is formed by chemoreceptor neurons in the VNO and is connected with the accessory olfactory bulb, amygdala and part of the frontal lobe of the brain (Meredith).
2003b) have tested the hypothesis that entrainment of breathing frequency (Bf) by exercise rhythm may be affected during conditions of an enhanced peripheral chemoreceptor activity in hypoxia.
DALLAS -- Haloperidol is, perhaps surprisingly to many, the drug of choice for nausea and vomiting caused by stimulation of the chemoreceptor trigger zone--the No.
Correlated evolution of prey chemical discrimination with foraging, lingual morphology and vomeronasal chemoreceptor abundance in lizards.
The urge to vomit comes from two areas in the brain - a vomiting centre set off by a chemoreceptor trigger zone, which rings when you've been boozing too much.
When hunting, the sea star relies on chemoreceptor cells in its arms to detect potential prey.
Phenothiazines, butyrophenones, and metoclopramide (Reglan) have the most direct effect on blocking the pathway between the center in the medulla that controls vomiting and the chemoreceptor trigger.
Frequency filter properties of lobster chemoreceptor cells determined with high-resolution stimulus measurement.