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Chapter 13 for final Page 1 Sensory Receptors specialized cells that provide the CNS with information about conditions inside or outside the body two types of sensory receptors: - general senses - special senses
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Chapter 13 (485-491) Page 2 Special Senses smell taste balance hearing sight General Senses Cutaneous Sensations : “skin” include: - touch - pressure - vibration - thermal (hot, cold) - pain locations: - skin - mucous membranes - mouth - anus Proprioceptive Sensations : related to: - muscle tone - movement of body parts - body position locations: - skeletal muscles - tendons - in and around joints
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Chapter 13 for final Page 3 - internal ear canal - nerve impulses
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Chapter 13 (485-491) Page 4 Characteristics of the Sensory Receptors: Specificity : allow each receptor to respond to particular stimuli Transduction : has ability to translate the stimulus into an action potential Interpretation : interpret the sensory information and ability to carry into the CNS Adaptation : adapt the changes in receptor sensitivity by altering their level of activity - (sensory, peripheral adaptation) reduce the sensitivity in presence of a stimuli - example: smell you are around a lot and you don’t smell it anymore
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