14.4 Receptors

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What are receptors specific to?
Receptors are specific to a type of stimulus
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What stimulus does the pacinian corpuscle respond to?
Its responds to mechanical pressure
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What's the definition of transduce?
Changing the energy received from the receptor into a different form of energy that can be perceived and understood by the body. e.g neurones
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What's generator potential?
depolarisation of a receptor in response to a stimulus, results in an action potential when the threshold is met
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What's action potential?
When ions start crossing the membrane, and the sodium channels open. Causes sodium ions to rush in because
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