What Are the Four Different Types of General Sensory Receptors?


The four different types of general sensory receptors are as follows: pain receptors, thermoreceptors, mechanoreceptors and photoreceptors. The function of each is relatively self explanatory. Pain receptors allow us to register pain; thermoreceptors allow us to register heat; mechanoreceptors allow us to register touch; and photoreceptors allow us to register light.
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Our pain receptors, or nociceptors, enable the human body to receive pain signals. Without the ability to perceive, locate and understand pain, we would have a difficult time reaching
there are a lot of receptors in the body & each has a diff. function, depending on which their location depends. would appreciate if you could be more specific, as to which kind
Mechanoreceptors Thermoreceptors Nociceptors Photoreceptors
There are many receptor types in the skin. They are not like the 5 senses of taste, sight, sound, smell and taste. They are touch sensitive only. There are thermoreceptors (temperature
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