Chemoreceptor. Definition

Medical Definition: chemoreceptor

Receptor that is stimulated by chemical changes in the blood or liquid in contact with him. The main ones are the aortic and carotid bodies (v.). The changes that are sensitive are different, may be the O2 concentrations of CO2, hydrogen, etc. A special class of chemoreceptors are the taste buds (v.) and olfactory cells.

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