Tag: areas of the tongue for taste

Physiology of Taste (Special Sense)

Physiology of Taste (Special Sense)

Physiology of Taste (Special Sense) Taste Bud Taste buds on tongue on fungiform papillae (“mushroom-like projections) Each taste bud consists of 50-100 specialized epithelial cells. Epithelial cell receptors clustered in barrel-shaped taste buds. Taste cells are not neurons, but depolarize upon stimulation and if reach threshold, release NT that stimulate sensory neurons. Each “bud” contains […]

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