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Are receptors the same as cells?

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    Hi guys, just wondering if receptors like the pacinian corpuscle and cone cells/rod cells are classed as cells? Or are they classed as receptors which are different?

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    (Original post by James A)
    Hi guys, just wondering if receptors like the pacinian corpuscle and cone cells/rod cells are classed as cells? Or are they classed as receptors which are different?

    cheers
    I don't think they can be classified as cells - as far as I know, they don't have organelles, e.g. mitochondria / nucleus / RER etc.
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    pacinian corpuscles are nerve endings not cells.

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