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1

What do mechanoreceptors respond to?

Touch, pressure, vibration, stretch and itch

2

What do thermoreceptors respond to?

Changes in temperature

3

What do photoreceptors respond to?

Light energy

4

What do chemoreceptors respond to?

Chemicals (e.g. smell, taste, changes in blood chemistry)

5

What do nociceptors respond to?

Pain causing stimuli (e.g. extreme temperature, excessive pressure, inflammatory chemicals)

6

What do exteroceptors respond to?

Stimuli on arising outside the body on skin and in eyes, ears, nose, and mouth.

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What do interoceptors respond to?

Stimuli from organs and blood vessels

8

What do proprioceptors respond to?

Stretch in skeletal muscles, tendons, joints.

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What else do proprioceptors do?

Inform the brain of where your arms and legs are.