sensory receptor

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Apart from the sensory receptors in the skin such as Merkel's Discs, Meissner's corpuscles and Free Nerve Endings, there are key intra-fascial mechanoreceptors that are activated during a treatment.
Ideally, we should try to distinguish between malfunctioning sensory receptors and malfunctioning neural circuits in the brain.
Sensory receptors, which monitor the body's responses, feed this information back to the brain, allowing it to control the body's resources to last until the end of the exercise to avoid damage.
For decades, this well-known molecule - one of the most-studied sensory receptors - was thought to function exclusively in the eye as a light receptor, but now we have found that fly larvae and possibly other organisms use it to distinguish between slight temperature differences," says Craig Montell.
Typically, sensory processing is bottom-up and starts with the stimulation of sensory receptors that then transmit the information to the brain.
This is important because the exposed surface of the tooth, called enamel, has no such sensory receptors itself.
Active boards can multiply the sensory receptors, while serving as eyes and arms of city hall.
Darwin hypothesized that faces once acted to protect the beholder, like a flexible shield between the atmosphere and sensory receptors within the eyes, nose, mouth and ears.
It has sensory receptors which react to touch, temperature, pressure and pain and so helps us communicate with our environment.
Microscopically, it is made up of an epithelial parenchyma that is embedded in a highly organized connective tissue stroma rich in nerves and sensory receptors (figure).
The device works by generating an electrical field, which is detected by the shark through its sensory receptors.
The elastic lens curves and reshapes itself in order to focus light rays in the retina, where they stimulate the rods and cones, the sensory receptors.
Transmitting cells are influenced not only by 'pain' input but also by the input of other sensory receptors from skin, muscles and joints.