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Thermoreceptors MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Thermoreceptors
Tree Number(s)
A08.675.650.915.968
A08.800.950.968
A11.671.650.915.968
Unique ID
D013823
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013823
Scope Note
Cellular receptors which mediate the sense of temperature. Thermoreceptors in vertebrates are mostly located under the skin. In mammals there are separate types of thermoreceptors for cold and for warmth and NOCICEPTORS which detect cold or heat extreme enough to cause pain.
Entry Version
THERMORECEPT
NLM Classification #
WL 102.9
Previous Indexing
Receptors, Sensory (1966-1970)
Temperature Sense (1966-1970)
See Also
Body Temperature Regulation
Public MeSH Note
74
History Note
74(71)
Date Established
1974/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Thermoreceptors Preferred
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