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Senses of indefinite classification: cutaneous and chemical receptors

  • G. Ádám

Abstract

Biologists, medical psychologists, and other specialists accustomed to think in terms of classical physiology, as well as laymen familiar with the function of sense organs, may be surprised by the above chapter title. It has long been accepted that the Meissner and Merkel corpuscles are receptors for pressure, the Krause end bulbs are receptors for cold, the Ruffini corpuscles are receptors for warmth, and the free nerve endings serve for the perception of pain. Recently, however, the specificity of these cutaneous sense organs has been challenged. Moreover, there is no uniform classification available for the chemoreceptors of taste and smell perception.

Keywords

Relay Station Free Nerve Ending Human Nasal Mucous Membrane Uniform Classification Primary Taste 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ádám
    • 1
  1. 1.Eötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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