Receptors sensitive to chemical stimuli are called what?

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Oct 9, 2017



Chemoreceptors are receptors for chemical stimuli. They are not only limited to the sense organs but also present everywhere else in the body as the body needs chemicals to function. They generally include chemoreceptors for hormones, enzymes, blood gas (yes, there is a chemoreceptor that detects too much CO2 / O2 in the blood, activating the mechanism for hyperventilation) and so much more.