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Nervous System > Peripheral Nervous System > Sensory Receptor Cells
Cells > Neurons > Neurons, Afferent > Sensory Receptor Cells
Nervous System > Neurons > Neurons, Afferent > Sensory Receptor Cells

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Sensory Receptor Cells  


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Entry terms

  • Neural Receptor
  • Neural Receptors
  • Neuron, Sensory
  • Neurons, Sensory
  • Neuroreceptor
  • Neuroreceptors
  • Receptor, Neural
  • Receptor, Sensory
  • Receptors, Neural
  • Receptors, Sensory
  • Sensory Neuron
  • Sensory Neurons
  • Sensory Receptor
  • Sensory Receptors

Scope note

  • Specialized afferent neurons capable of transducing sensory stimuli into NERVE IMPULSES to be transmitted to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Sometimes sensory receptors for external stimuli are called exteroceptors; for internal stimuli are called interoceptors and proprioceptors.

History note

  • 2009 (1963); for SENSORY NEURONS use NEURONS, AFFERENT 2007-2008

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