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acid–base homeostasis

acid–base homeostasis  

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All living things depend on water. Life consists of a highly complex series of chemical reactions occurring in aqueous media. Among the most important factors in the composition of these ...
altitude

altitude  

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Height above sea level or ground level. Also known as elevation.
amphid

amphid  

In Nematoda, an anterior sense organ that is believed to be a chemoreceptor.
breathing

breathing  

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(breeth-ing)the alternation of active inhalation of air into the lungs through the mouth or nose with the passive exhalation of the air. Breathing is part of respiration and is sometimes called ...
carotid body

carotid body  

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A small mass of tissue in the carotid sinus containing chemoreceptors that monitor levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen ions in the blood.
chemical sense

chemical sense  

A sensory system that responds to chemical stimuli, especially the sense of taste or smell mediated by chemoreceptors. See also common chemical sense, redintegration.
chemoceptor

chemoceptor  

an alternative name for chemoreceptor (esp. in immunology).
chemoreceptor

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Take a deep breath in and hold it. Breath-hold times can range from as little as a few seconds to

chemoreceptor

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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any receptor on a cell that receives chemical stimuli and reacts to them or binds them.

chemoreceptor

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World Encyclopedia

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Tiny region on the outer membrane of some biological cells that is sensitive to chemical stimuli. The chemoreceptor transforms a

development and growth: birth and infancy

development and growth: birth and infancy  

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The Latin word infans means ‘not speaking’ and by convention the word infancy has come to mean the first year of childhood. There are very great differences between mammalian species ...
exteroceptor

exteroceptor  

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Any receptor that detects external stimuli. Examples of exteroceptors are the thermoreceptors in the skin, which monitor the temperature of the external environment. Compare interoceptor.
hypoxia

hypoxia  

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A deficiency of oxygen in body tissues, which can result from living in an oxygen-deficient environment, inadequate inspiration, or deficiency of red blood cells or haemoglobin (required for oxygen ...
interoceptor

interoceptor  

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n. any receptor organ composed of sensory nerve cells that respond to and monitor changes within the body, such as the stretching of muscles or the acidity of the blood.
mechanoreceptor

mechanoreceptor  

A receptor cell which responds to mechanical deformation, such as those in the inner ear that sense touch and detect movement. See also chemoreceptor; radioreceptor.
olfaction

olfaction  

The sense of smell or the process of detecting smells. This is achieved by receptors in olfactory organs (such as the nose) that are sensitive to air- or water-borne chemicals. Stimulation of these ...
radioreceptor

radioreceptor  

A receptor that responds to electromagnetic radiation, giving rise to the heat component of the sense of touch and to the sense of sight. See also chemoreceptor; mechanoreceptor.
receptor

receptor  

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1 An abbreviated name for a sensory receptor.2 An abbreviated name for a neuroreceptor. [From Latin recipere, receptum to receive, from re- back + capere, ceptum to take]
sensory receptors

sensory receptors  

An anatomical structure composed of sensory nerve endings adapted to respond to specific stimuli (1) and to convert them into nerve impulses that are transmitted to other parts of the nervous system, ...
taste

taste  

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n. the sense for the appreciation of the flavour of substances in the mouth. The sense organs responsible are the taste buds on the surface of the tongue, which are stimulated when food dissolves in ...

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