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Sensory Receptor
-specialized structures that respond to changes in our environment by generating mesesage that eventually convert to nerve impulses
-response of a sensory receptor is called receptor potential is an electrochemical message
Class of Receptors
1. Mechanoreceptors: respond to touch, pressure, hearing, equilibrium, blood pressure and position of our body
2. Thermoreceptors: detect changes in temp.
3. Photoreceptors: detect changes in light intensity
4. Chemoreceptors: respond to chemicals
5. Painreceptors: respond to noxious stimuli, which results in physical and chemical damages to tissues
General Senses
-touch
-pressure
-vibrations
-temperature
-sense of body position
-pain
Special Senses
-smell
-taste
-vision
-hearing
-balance
Touch
Merkel Disks and Meissher's Corpuscles are located in our skin to tell us about touch