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5 tastes

sweet. salty, sour, bitter, umami (meaty)

water receptors

in the back of the throat, tells your body that you are no longer thirsty

most tastebuds are..

fungiform or vallate

filiform papillae

for friction not taste

gustatory hairs

are dendrites with receptors tied on

taste only works when..

dissolved in liquid

taste is

afferent only

taste goes through what part of the brain


order of physiology of gustation

chemical dissolves in saliva, binds to gustatory hair, releases seretonin, and initiates nerve impulses in neurons.

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