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Phasic receptor

A phasic receptor is a sensory receptor that returns to its resting potential even though the stimulus is still applied.

The process by which the magnitude of the generator potential decreases, even when the stimulus is maintained, is called adaptation.

Common examples

See also

External links

  • Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Somatic Sensory Receptors in Neuroscience, ISBN 0-87893-742-0
  • Tonic and Phasic Receptor Neurons in the Vertebrate Olfactory Epithelium
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