sensory ending

sensory ending

A termination of an afferent nerve fiber that upon stimulation gives rise to a sensation.
See: receptor, sensory
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The scolopale cell is important because it wraps around the sensory endings in the fly's ear and makes a tight extra-cellular cavity or compartment around them called the scolopale space.
These antioxidant compounds, which have been studied for decades, have been described as accelerating the resynthesis of rhodopsin, a chromoprotein in retinal rods that stimulates the retinal sensory endings as it is formed and degraded (Soc.
However, while all the other sensory endings were missing in this unusual skin, the blood vessels and sweat glands still had the normal types of nerve endings," said Rice.
This is because of its impressive action on the sensory endings of the vagus nerve, which controls the cough reflex.