touch receptor


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touch receptor

A Merkel disk, a Meissner corpuscle, or a nerve plexus around a hair root.
See also: receptor
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1993) Combinatorial control of touch receptor neuron expression in Caenorhabditis elegans.
Children enjoy learning new words when introduced in context, for example, touch receptors in the skin; the language becomes meaningful (Skamp & Preston, 2015).
Apart from providing warmth pubic hair acts as touch receptors and can trap pheromones-chemicals the body secretes and act as a sexual stimulus.
In terms of touch, tucked away in tiny pits in different parts of birds' beaks, and tongues, are numerous touch receptors.
Water, when it is moving, stimulates the touch receptors on the skin, increasing blood circulation and releasing tight muscles.