GUSTATORY STIMULUS

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the name for the chemicals that activates the taste cells. Includes sugars, sodium and heavy element salts, acids, alkaloids and monosodium glutamate. Also called sapid stimulus; taste stimulus.

GUSTATORY STIMULUS: "The gustatory stimulus allows us to taste things."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GUSTATORY STIMULUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gustatory-stimulus/ (accessed July 3, 2022).

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