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Somatosensation/Pain

USCSOM: Somatosensation and Pain

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What type of receptors receive all non-painful mechanical stimuli? mechanoreceptors
What type of receptors receive hot and cold sensation? thermoreceptors
What type of receptors receive vision? electromagnetic/photo receptors
What type of receptors receive tast, smell, osmolality? chemoreceptors
What are the two superficial tactile sensory receptors? tactile corpuscle (Meissner)
What are the two deep tactile sensory receptors? lamellar corpuscle
Hair receptors function, threshold, adaptibility. light touch, low, rapid
Free nerve endings function, threshold, adaptability pain/temp, high, slow
Tactile disks (Merkel) function, threshold, adaptation touch and static pressure, low, slow
Tactile corpuscles (Meissner) function, threshold, adaptation touch and dynamic pressure, low, rapid
Lamellar corpuscles (Pacini) function, threshold, adaptation deep pressure, muscles and joints, low, rapid
What sensory neurons have the highest velocity? A-alpha
Order sensory neurons from fastest to slowest. A-alpha, A-beta, A-delta, C
Proprioception is relayed to what class of sensory neuron? A-alpha
Non-painful touch is relayed to what class of sensory neuron? A-beta
Pain and temperature is relayed to what class of sensory neurons? A-delta and C
Created by: jlellerm