physiol a receptor that functions directly by opening ion channels that enable specific ions to stream in an out of the cellCompare metabotropic receptor
Wednesday Winner: Proprioception
Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by RaghuRam K. from Chennai, India! Proprioception means “perception governed by physiological receptors, as awareness of the position of one’s body.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! #WordOfTheDay – proprioception: http://t.co/r2hrlGRxVw @dictionarycom I always know where my body is — Chet (@ChetShirle) July 8, 2015
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