Special Senses: Topics 1&2

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Special Senses: Topics 1&2
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Special Senses: Topics 1,2,4
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  1. More specialized receptors and are confined to structures in the head: such as eyes and ears
    Special Senses
  2. Receptors widely distributed throughout the body, including: skin, various organs, and joints
    General Senses
  3. Stimulated by the binding of certain chemicals
    Chemoreceptors
  4. Also called "nociceptors"
    Pain Receptor
  5. Sensory nerve ending that conducts impulses interpreted to pain
    Pain Receptor
  6. Receptor that responds to tissue damage
    Pain Receptor
  7. Senses temperature change
    Thermoreceptor
  8. Sensitive to mechanical stimulation such as changes in pressure or tension
    Mechanoreceptor
  9. Senses change in muscle, tendon, and body position
    Proprioceptors
  10. Also called "pressoreceptor"
    Baroreceptor
  11. In certain blood vessel walls, stimulated by changes in pressure
    Baroreceptor
  12. Responds to a change in length or volume
    Stretch Receptor
  13. Sensitive to light energy
    Photoreceptor
  14. Occurs when sensory neurons reach threshold and the resulting action potentials cause the brain to become aware of that event
    Sensation
  15. Occurs when brain interprets those sensory impulses
    Perception
  16. Pain is the sensation, but "realizing" you stepped on a tack is the __________.
    Perception
  17. Brain causes a sensation to seem to come from the region of the body being stimulated
    Projection
  18. Repeated stimulation, resulting in sensory receptors becoming unresponsive along CNS pathways leading to sensory regions of cerebral cortex
    Sensory Adaptation

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