Apologia -- The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! Module 9: The Peripheral Nervous System

Vocabulary from Module 9 of Apologia Educational Ministries' The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! by Dr. Jay Wile and Marilyn M. Shannon, M.A.
STUDY
PLAY
Sensory Receptor
An organ which responds to a specific type of stimulus by ultimately triggering an action potential on a sensory neuron
Somatic receptors
Sensory receptors in the skin, muscle, and tendons
Visceral receptors
Sensory receptors in the internal organs
Special receptors
Sensory receptors in specific locations
Mechanoreceptors
Sensory receptors which respond to movement
Thermoreceptors
Sensory receptors which respond to heat or cold
Photoreceptors
Sensory receptors which respond to light
Chemoreceptors
Sensory receptors which respond to chemicals
Nociceptors
Sensory receptors which respond to pain or excess stimulation
Cutaneous receptors
Receptors in the skin
Proprioceptors
Receptors in the muscles and tendons