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What is a receptor?
A receptor is a specialised cell that detects a stimuus.
Identify the role of receptors in detecting stimuli
Receptors role is to detect the change taken place.
What does a response to a stimulus invovle?
Explain this
In order for a stimulus to produce a response, a receptor must detect the stimulus, a message must then be passed to a messenger nerve/hormone) which carries the information to an effector, which may be a gland or a muscle which then in turn responds to the message.
Identify range of senses used in communication