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What is the function of receptors in our body ? Think of situations where receptors do not work properly. What problems are likely to arise ?

What is the function of receptors in our body ? Think of situations where receptors do not work properly. What problems are likely to arise ?

Grade:12th pass

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Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 6228 Points
2 months ago
Receptors are specialised cells located in our sense organs like ear, nose, skin, tongue and eyes. The function of receptors is to detect information from the environment. For example, olfactory receptors detect smell. If receptors do not work properly, the information obtained from the environment will be delayed to reach the spinal cord or brain. In this situation, the response to the environmental stimulus will be delayed causing harm to the body. For example, if skin receptors are damaged, and one accidentally touches a hot object, then his/her hands might get burn as the damaged receptor cannot perceive the external stimuli of heat and pain.

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