The Skin

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chem/o

chemical

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mechan/o

mechanical

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noc/i

cause harm, injury, or pain

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phot/o

light

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therm/o

heat

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mechanoreceptors

receptors sensitive to mechanical changes such as touch or pressure

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photoreceptors

nerve endings that detect light

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thermoreceptors

nerve endings that detect changes in temperature

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nociceptors

nerve endings that detect pain

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chemoreceptors

nerve endings that are adapted for detecting chemicals

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taste buds

taste organs which have chemoreceptors for sweet, sour, bitter, and salty tastes

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-osmia

sense of smell

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olfaction

sense of smell

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olfactory

pertaining to the sense of smell

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anosmia

loss or impairment of the sense of smell

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hyperosmia

increased sensitivity to odors