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Sensory Receptor Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Sensory Receptor Cells
Tree Number(s)
A08.675.650.915
A08.800.950
A11.671.650.915
Unique ID
D011984
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011984
Scope Note
Specialized afferent neurons capable of transducing sensory stimuli into NERVE IMPULSES to be transmitted to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Sometimes sensory receptors for external stimuli are called exteroceptors; for internal stimuli are called interoceptors and proprioceptors.
Entry Term(s)
Nerve Endings, Sensory
Neural Receptors
Neurons, Sensory
Neuroreceptors
Receptors, Neural
Receptors, Sensory
Sensory Neurons
Sensory Receptors
NLM Classification #
WL 102.9
Public MeSH Note
2009; see RECEPTORS, SENSORY 1977-2008, see RECEPTORS, NEURAL 1963-1976; for SENSORY NEURONS see NEURONS, AFFERENT 2007-2008
History Note
2009 (1963); for SENSORY NEURONS use NEURONS, AFFERENT 2007-2008
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Sensory Receptor Cells Preferred
Nerve Endings, Sensory Narrower
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