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.
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sensory cell

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

  1. see SENSORY NEURON.
  2. a modified cell adapted for the acceptance and transmission of stimuli.
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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).
The pigmented ocelli are composed of a sensory cell whose distal sensory cavity is surrounded by a pair of pigmented supporting cells.
Among all morphological grades of marine bryozoan larvae, the cell contacts between sensory cells and their effectors are predominantly ipsilateral.
In an immunocytochemical study on sensory neurons located in the pleuro-pedal ganglia of Aplysia (Levenson et al., 2000), all neuronal somata displayed immunoreactivity, but its intensity was considerably higher in GLU-LIR sensory cells than in the rest of the neuronal population.
Cells in the capitate tentacles of the hydroid Coryne and classified as sensory cells (Holtmann and Thurm, 2001) contain dense cored vesicles that are consistent with their being peptidergic.
When the scientists added a substance that mops up calcium ions, the sensory cells ceased to function.
The three different locations (apical, posterior, and stomach) of sensory cells remain the anatomical backbone of the larval organization of the Dreissena sensory system until the end of the veliger stage (96 hpf).
The researchers used CRISPR gene editing technology to engineer stem cells that produced fluorescently labeled inner ear sensory cells.
Trial patients who agreed to have one of the small clusters of sensory cells removed experienced an immediate and sustained fall in blood pressure.
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.
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.
"We found that at least three sensory cells were activated in the hair," Dickens says.