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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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