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Introduction: Thermoreceptor

Description of Thermoreceptor

Thermoreceptor: a sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Thermoreceptor: cellular receptor or nerve ending, usually in the skin in vertebrates, that is sensitive to changes in temperature.
Source: CRISP

Thermoreceptor: Cellular receptors which mediate the sense of temperature. Thermoreceptors in vertebrates are mostly located under the skin. In mammals there are separate types of thermoreceptors for cold and for warmth and NOCICEPTORS which detect cold or heat extreme enough to cause pain.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Thermoreceptor can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Thermoreceptor

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WordNet 2.1

  • receptor,sense organ,sensory receptor
  • organ
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

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