temperature receptor


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temperature receptor

Any of the free nerve endings in the dermis that detect heat and cold.
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She claims blokes have more temperature receptors in the brain which causes them to experience the symptoms more acutely than women.
She claims men have more temperature receptors in the brain which causes them to experience the symptoms more acutely than women.
London, Jan 25 ( ANI ): 'Man flu' really does exist, as according to a study, men suffer more with coughs and colds because they have extra temperature receptors in the brain and so experience worse symptoms.

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