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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Men have more temperature receptors because that preoptic area of the brain is bigger in men 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.
The location of temperature receptors could not be determined, but lesioning of the cardioregulatory nerves eliminated the cardiac response.

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