Special Senses:Topics 1-4

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Special Senses:Topics 1-4
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Special Senses:Topics 1-4
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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, organs, and joints
    General Senses
  3. Receptor stimulated by the binding of certain chemicals
    Chemo Receptors
  4. Sensory nerve ending that conducts impulses interpreted to pain
    Pain Receptor
  5. Respond to tissue damage
    Pain Receptor
  6. Senses temperature change
    Thermo Receptor
  7. Sensitive to mechanical stimulation such as changes in pressure or tension
    Mechano Receptors
  8. Senses change in muscle, tendon, and body position
    Proprioeceptors
  9. In certain blood vessels walls stimulated by changes in pressure
    Baroreceptor
  10. Responds to a change in length or volume
    Stretch Receptor
  11. Sensitive to light energy
    Photo Receptor
  12. Occurs when sensory neurons reach threshold and the resulting action potentials cause brain to become aware of event
    Sensation
  13. Occurs when brain interprets those sensory impulses
    Perception
  14. Pain is the sensation, but "realizing" you stepped on a tack is the ________.
    Perception
  15. Brain causes a sensation to seem to come from the region of the body being stimulated
    Projection
  16. Repeated stimulation, resulting in sensory receptors becoming unresponsive along CNS pathway leading to sensory regions of cerebral cortex
    Sensory Adaptation

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