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sen·so·ry neu·ron

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  1. sensory neuron, afferent neuronnoun

    a neuron conducting impulses inwards to the brain or spinal cord


  1. Sensory neuron

    Sensory neurons, also known as afferent neurons, are neurons in the nervous system, that convert a specific type of stimulus, via their receptors, into action potentials or graded potentials. This process is called sensory transduction. The cell bodies of the sensory neurons are located in the dorsal ganglia of the spinal cord.The sensory information travels on the afferent nerve fibers in a sensory nerve, to the brain via the spinal cord. The stimulus can come from exteroreceptors outside the body, for example those that detect light and sound, or from interoreceptors inside the body, for example those that are responsive to blood pressure or the sense of body position.


  1. sensory neuron

    A sensory neuron, also known as an afferent neuron, is a type of nerve cell that is responsible for converting external stimuli, such as touch, sound, light, or heat that comes from the environment into internal electrical impulses. These impulses are then transformed into messages that the brain can interpret, enabling our bodies to respond appropriately to the external stimuli. Sensory neurons are key components of the sensory nervous system.


  1. Sensory neuron

    Sensory neurons are neurons responsible for converting various external stimuli that come from the environment into corresponding internal stimuli. They are activated by sensory input, and send projections to other elements of nervous system, ultimately conveying sensory information to the brain or spinal cord. Unlike neurons of the central nervous system, whose inputs come from other neurons, sensory neurons are activated by physical modalities such as light, sound, and temperature. In complex organisms, the central nervous system is the destination to which sensory neurons transmit their data; in the case of less complex organisms, such as the hydra, sensory neurons send their data to motor neurons and sensory neurons can also send data via electrical impulses to the brain. At the molecular level, sensory receptors located on the cell membrane of sensory neurons are responsible for the conversion of stimuli into electrical impulses. The type of receptor employed by a given sensory neuron determines the type of stimulus it will be sensitive to. For example, neurons containing mechanoreceptors are sensitive to tactile stimuli, while olfactory receptors make a cell sensitive to odors.

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    The numerical value of sensory neuron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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