What are receptors?

Asked by ayushmukul | 9th Aug, 2009, 03:20: PM

Expert Answer:

Receptor is a specialized cell or group of nerve endings that that recognizes a stimulus in the internal or external environment of an organism. In response to stimuli the sensory receptor initiates sensory transduction by creating graded potentials or action potentials in the same cell or in an adjacent one.

Answered by  | 10th Aug, 2009, 12:02: PM

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