Sensory System


How many types of sensory receptors have been identified?

Five types of sensory receptors, each responding to a different type of stimulus, have been identified.

Chemoreceptors—Respond to chemical compounds such as odor molecules.

Photoreceptors—Respond to light.

Thermoreceptors—Respond to changes in temperature.


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