1NPB 112, Winter 2011: 1/18- 1/20/11Outline:I. Sensory physiology: overview (Ch. 9)II. Skin mechanoreceptor typesA. MechanoreceptorB. Thermoreceptors (Ch. 10)1. Warm receptors2. Cold receptors C. Nociceptors (pain)1. A-delta mechanical nociceptor2. polymodal nociceptorRECEPTOR: specialized neuron or epithelial cell that responds to a specific type or wavelength of environmental energy(process by which environmental energy is transformed by receptor into an electrical signal)ADEQUATE (or appropriate) STIMULUS: type of stimulus energy that activates receptor at the lowest relative intensity
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