sensory receptors


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sen·so·ry re·cep·tors

peripheral endings of afferent neurons.
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A hand rehabilitation device system that can improve the motor functions and sensory receptors of the hand has been developed.
Actin pegs and ultrastructure of presumed sensory receptors of Beroe (Ctenophora).
Uniciliated, non-ciliated and various other types of presumed sensory receptors have been described on the body surface and haptor of monogeneans and other Platyhelminthes [19,23,33,34].
Apparently, the sooth-sayers believe fish do not suffer when they are hooked and fighting for their lives, as scientists believe fish do not have a brain system or enough sensory receptors in the nerve cells to experience suffering.
At the end of the day, your sensory receptors are all sending electrical signals to the brain," Scott Novich, neuroscientist at the Baylor College of Medicine in the US, was quoted as saying in a Live Science report.
The cochlear sensory receptors, the hair cells, transmit electrical signals to cochlear neurons in response to the fluid movement.
Change in the quality of the lumbar aponeurosis is also considered an important factor in lower back pain as this area is highly innervated with sensory receptors.
An overview of the sensory receptors regulating cough.
In one set of findings, researchers had shown that the nose can act like a gas chromatograph (a device that separates chemicals in complex blends like flower scents), absorbing substances for different times depending on how readily they interact with the water-based mucus on the sensory receptors in the nose.
How many other genetic or epigenetic (developmental) differences exist in any group of people that make them unable to "sense" and/or "process" (interpret) messages from sensory receptors in the same way?
Sensory receptors, which monitor the body's responses, feed this information back to the brain, allowing it to control the body's resources to last until the end of the exercise to avoid damage.