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Apologia the Human Body Mod 9

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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, & 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.
chemoreceptors
sensory receptors which respond to chemicals
photoreceptors
sensory receptors which respond to light
nociceptors
sensory receptors which respond to pain or excess stimulation
cutaneous receptors
receptors in the skin
proprioceptors
receptors in the muscles and tendons