sensory threshold


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sensory threshold

Etymology: L, sentire, to feel; AS, therscold
the point at which increasing stimuli trigger the start of an afferent nerve impulse. Absolute threshold is the lowest point at which response to a stimulus can be perceived.

sensory threshold

The minimal stimulus for any sensory receptor that will give rise to a sensation.
See also: threshold
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