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chemoreceptor Line breaks: chemo|recep|tor
Pronunciation: /ˈkiːməʊrɪˌsɛptə/

Definition of chemoreceptor in English:


A sensory cell or organ responsive to chemical stimuli.
Example sentences
  • For this reason, we would not expect this to cause stimulation of the chemoreceptors, which would affect autonomic modulation.
  • A variety of inputs from chemoreceptors and mechanoreceptors can contribute to the arousal response that terminates a period of apnea in OSA patients.
  • The central hydrogen ion chemoreceptors are somewhat redundant, sensing the same stimulus as the carotid bodies.


Example sentences
  • Leusen initiated the modern investigation of central chemoreception in 1950, using perfusion of the cerebral ventricles with artificial cerebrospinal fluid in anesthetized dogs.
  • Chemical stimuli obtained during chemoreception can be used by animals to modify numerous essential behaviors, including foraging, predator avoidance, reproduction, orientation, and aggression.
  • Owing to its participation in two separate functions, feeding and chemoreception, the tongue is the locus of a clear functional trade-off.
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