THERMORECEPTOR

noun. 1. a receptor or sense organ which is turned on by temperature stimulus. 2. a portion of the CNS which oversees and manages the body's core temperature and that of its vital organs. There are indicators for distinct thermoregulatory areas within the brainstem, hypothalamus, and spinal cord.

THERMORECEPTOR: "Thermoreceptors in the spinal cord have been damaged and inactive now."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "THERMORECEPTOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/thermoreceptor/ (accessed November 13, 2019).
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