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A&P 1 Sensory System

Sensory System Vocab

TermDefinition
Adaptation reduced sensitivity after a constant stimulus
Proprioception The sense of body position
Nociceptor sense of pain
Tactile sense of touch, pressure, and/or vibration
Baroreceptors sense of change in pressure within the body (lungs, blood vessels, heart chambers)
Olfactory sense of smell
Gustatory sense of taste
Lacrimal Pertaining to tears
Conjunctiva tissue lining the inner surface of the eyelid and outer surface of the eye
Cornea clear lens covering the iris and pupil of the eye, a continuation of the sclera
Sclera the tough fibrous white portion of the eyeball
Retina inner most layer of the eye, contains the rods and cones
Pinna the visible portion of the ear
Auditory Ossicles the 3 tiny bones in the middle ear
Organ of Corti specialized hairs in the cochlear portion of the inner ear
Conduction Deafness When there is blockage located in either the outer or middle ear resulting in an inability of transfer of vibrations from the tympanic membrane to oval window
Equilibrium sense of balance
Vertigo a sense that things are moving around you
Cerumen earwax
Created by: Tran