transducer cell

trans·duc·er cell

any cell responding to a mechanical, thermal, photic, or chemical stimulus by generating an electrical impulse synaptically transmitted to a sensory neuron in contact with the cell.
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trans·duc·er cell

(trans-dū'sĕr sel)
Any cell responding to a mechanical, thermal, photic, or chemical stimulus by generating an electrical impulse synaptically transmitted to a sensory neuron in contact with the cell.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012