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Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
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Mechanoreceptors in the ___ send signal, to the brain about the body's position relative to gravity.

  1. a. eye
  2. b. ear
  3. c. tongue
  4. d. nose

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The somatic sensations arise when a stimulus excites a sensory neuron through action potential. They originate at the sensory receptors in skin, joints, and muscle. They are sensed by the sensory receptors, namely mechanoreceptors, thermo-receptors, chemoreceptors, photoreceptors, and pain receptors.

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Reason for the correct statement:

Mechanoreceptors detect touch sensations, change in the body positions, and vibrations due to pressure waves. They respond to mechanical energy. The bony labyrinth of the inner ear detects gravity, body’s motion, and balance, and sends signals to the brain.

Hence, option b. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statement:

Option a. is given as “eye”...

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