sensory cell


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sen·so·ry cell

a cell in the peripheral nervous system that receives afferent (sensory) input; sensory receptor cells.

sensory cell

A cell that when stimulated gives rise to nerve impulses that are conveyed to the central nervous system.
See also: cell

sensory cell

  1. see SENSORY NEURON.
  2. a modified cell adapted for the acceptance and transmission of stimuli.
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The pigmented ocelli are composed of a sensory cell whose distal sensory cavity is surrounded by a pair of pigmented supporting cells.
The group of ciliated sensory cells in the papillae of cephalic and epipodial tentacles are structurally very much like those in the olfactory epithelium or taste buds of vertebrates (Kierszenbaum 2002).
2F) and many other neuronal fibers from sensory cells that border the ciliated groove.
An especially intriguing observation is the sudden appearance of numerous GLUergic sensory cells by the time of hatching (P1 juvenile stage) at certain rostral and caudal regions of the periphery, such as the lips, tentacle, lateral foot, and tail.
The lack of sensory cells involved in the detection of settlement-associated cues, on the other hand, is described for the first time in a benthic developer.
Palp and prostomial sensory cells shared similar ultrastructural characteristics.
The presence of photoreceptors in the spine tips is interesting, both because many sensory cells in ophiuroids are found there and because the polarization properties of the spine ossicles may explain the polarization sensitivity of the animal.
Cilium at end of short neck = bipolar sensory cell [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURES 5-7 OMITTED]
Targeting the labeled cells for analysis, they revealed that their organoids contained a population of sensory cells that have the same functional signature as cells that detect gravity and motion in the human inner ear.
Damsels are covered in sensory cells on the front of their bodies, essentially tastebuds, which are important to learn about, and sense nearby predators, however the smelly, decomposing coral is playing havoc with these sensory systems, finding they did not respond to predator chemical cues.
Objective: Dysregulation of cGMP is a pathological hallmark of inherited retinal degenerations (RD) affecting photoreceptors, the sensory cells of the retina.
Comb jellies, with well-developed sensory cells and rapidly reacting ion channels, may be the most ancient surviving branch on the animal genealogical tree, the sister lineage to all other animals.