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Jamal's Seminar

Jamal's Seminar

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Published by: rozha on Jul 02, 2009
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OrofacialOrofacialThermoreceptorsThermoreceptors
 
Thermoreceptors
Definition:They are sensory nerve endings ( free nerveendings in the epithelium) that respond to a thermalstimulus.
Thermal gradation are discriminated by:
A) cold receptors B) warmth receptors c) pain receptorswhich associated with extreme degree of cold and heat
Cold receptors areA
δ
myelinated nerve endings whilewarmth receptors aretype Cnerve fibers
 
CONTD
Position of thermoreceptors:
The cold and warmth receptors are locatedimmediately under the skin at discrete separatedspots ( in the epithelium and mucus membrane )
Skin is generally sensitive to both cold and heatbut most sensitive areas are:

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