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A receptor that detects the presence of particular chemicals and (in multicellular organisms) transmits this information to sensory nerves. Examples include the taste buds and the ...

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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 stimulus from an external molecule into a sensation, such as smell or...

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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... n. a cell or group of cells that responds to the presence of specific chemical compounds by initiating an impulse in a sensory nerve. Chemoreceptors are found in the taste buds and in the mucous membranes of the nose. See also receptor...

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

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

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A Dictionary of Zoology (5 ed.)

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... A type of receptor cell that responds to chemical substances, as in the taste, touch, and smell senses. See also mechanoreceptor ; radioreceptor ....

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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2020
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... n. A cell or group of cells which respond to a chemical stimulus by initiating an impulse in a sensory nerve...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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...chemoreceptor [kee-moh-ri- sep -ter] n. a cell or group of cells that responds to the presence of specific chemical compounds by initiating an impulse in a sensory nerve. Chemoreceptors are found in the taste buds and in the mucous membranes of the nose. See also receptor...

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A Dictionary of Biology (8 ed.)

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...chemoreceptor A receptor that detects the presence of particular chemicals and (in multicellular organisms) transmits this information to sensory nerves. Examples include the taste buds and the receptors in the carotid body...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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... n. A sensory receptor in a biological cell membrane specialized to allow the binding of molecules from external chemical stimuli, leading to the generation of sensations of taste or smell . Also called a chemoceptor...

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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...chemoreceptor 1. A receptor on a cell that binds a specific chemical substance and elicits an intracellular response; the term is usually restricted to receptors for small inorganic molecules rather than those for hormones, neurotransmitters, cytokines, etc. 2. A group of cells in a multicellular organism that are specialized for detecting chemical substances in the environment....

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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...here, as elsewhere, a rise in carbon dioxide increases acidity; the response of the central chemoreceptor mechanism to such a rise is to stimulate breathing, thus tending to correct the change by the loss of more carbon dioxide. Specific structures mediating these ‘central chemoreceptor’ responses have not yet however been identified with certainty. In contrast, chemosensitivity to changes in the blood was localized in the 1920s to specialized ‘peripheral chemoreceptors’. The most functionally significant group of these receptors is found within the carotid...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... A sense organ that responds to chemical...

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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2015

... A sensory receptor that responds to contact with molecules of chemical substances, producing the sensations of smell and...

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The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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A receptor that detects the presence of particular chemicals and (in multicellular organisms) transmits this information to sensory nerves. Examples include the taste buds and the receptors in the ...
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In Nematoda, an anterior sense organ that is believed to be a chemoreceptor.

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