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thermoreceptor

 [ther″mo-re-sep´tor]
a nerve ending sensitive to stimulation by heat.

ther·mo·re·cep·tor

(ther'mō-rē-sep'tŏr, -tōr),
A receptor that is sensitive to heat.

thermoreceptor

/ther·mo·re·cep·tor/ (-re-sep´ter) a nerve ending sensitive to stimulation by heat.

thermoreceptor

(thûr′mō-rĭ-sĕp′tər)
n.
A sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold.

thermoreceptor

[-risep′tər]
Etymology: Gk, thermē, heat; L, recipere, to receive
nerve endings that are sensitive to heat or a rise in body temperature.

ther·mo·re·cep·tor

(thĕr'mō-rĕ-sep'tŏr)
A receptor that is sensitive to heat.

thermoreceptor

A sensory receptor that responds to heat.

thermoreceptor

a sensory nerve ending which is responsive to temperature change.

thermoreceptor

sensory nerve ending in skin specific to heat detection

thermoreceptor

a nerve ending sensitive to stimulation by heat.

cutaneous t's
come in two varieties, cold receptors and warm receptors. Called also peripheral receptors although the latter include, besides cutaneous receptors, those in the mucosae.
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A similar discussion of transient responses of thermal sensations and thermoreceptor responses can be found in the literature (Gagge et al.
Temperature transients: A model for heat diffusion through the skin, thermoreceptor response and thermal sensation.
Such modality interconversions are reasonable because chemoreceptors and thermoreceptors in nematodes utilize the same classes of intracellular signaling molecules and transcription factors as animal photoreceptors (Svendsen and McGhee, 1995; Coburn and Bargmann, 1996; Mori, 1999; Troemel, 1999; Komatsu et al.
It is difficult to understand why a thermoreceptor would be moved 100 [micro]m posteriorly in M.
Thermosensitivity in lobsters may be mediated by distinct thermoreceptors or thermosensitive neurons as in some other invertebrates (Prosser and Nelson, 1981; Mon and Ohshima, 1995).
However, the actual thermoreceptors have not been identified in these species.
Ultrastructure of invertebrate chemoreceptors, thermoreceptors and hydroreceptors and its functional significance.