sensory receptor

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The ciliary structure presumed sensory receptors may be rheoreceptors/ tangoreceptors involved in the orientation of the fluke's body in relation to the flow of the ventilation water currents.
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.
Precise promises to deliver relief "precisely where it hurts" and to activate sensory receptors that help block pain signals.
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.
The CNS receives information about muscle length and changes in length from specialized sensory receptors called muscle spindles located within the muscle.
Typically, sensory processing is bottom-up and starts with the stimulation of sensory receptors that then transmit the information to the brain.
Whiskers are connected to sensory receptors that relay messages directly to the central nervous system, and are an extension of the cat's tactile devices," says Paul DeMars, DVM, of Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma.
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.