bio 243 - ch.13

bio 243 - ch.13 - Chapter 13 for final Page 1 Sensory...

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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 for final 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 - internal ear canal
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Chapter 13 for final Page 3 - nerve impulses 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
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course BIOL 243 taught by Professor Datt during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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bio 243 - ch.13 - Chapter 13 for final Page 1 Sensory...

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