Skin

Fredrik Anton Sten Hanssen mpkfh at taxus.uib.no
Wed Mar 27 07:22:02 EST 1996


KATHERINE WOOLF (kathy at howl.demon.co.uk) wrote:
: Please can someone answer this, just wondered....

: If your skin comes into contact with a chemical such as bleach will
: the receptors that detect this stimulous be mechano, thermo or chemo
: receptors??


: -- 
: Katherine

Although the chemical will affect most if not all of the receptors found 
in skin, the sensation of pain is most likely to be mediated by multimodal 
painreceptors; receptors capable of responding to any harmfull stimulus, 
ranging from a cut to a chemical such as bleach. The term "chemo receptor" 
is most commonly used when referring to "internal sensation", such as 
monitoring of the pCO2 and pO2 of the plasma.  


Hope this helps,

FASH

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