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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:12

1 Answers

Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5963 Points
4 months ago
Dear Student

The receptors in our body collect information about changes in the environment around us in the form of stimuli. They are located in our sense organs such as the inner ear, nose, tongue, eye, etc.
These then pass the information in the form of nerve impulses to central nervous system (spinal cord and brain) where message is interpreted and instructions are sent to effectors which reveal responses.
When receptors do not work properly, the environmental stimuli are not able to create nerve impulses and body does not respond.

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