The Tongue

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Title

The Tongue

Subject

Tongue

Description

The tongue is covered with small bumps, called papillae, which contain taste buds that are sensitive to chemicals in ingested food or drink. Different types of papillae are found in different regions of the tongue. The taste buds contain specialized gustatory receptor cells that respond to chemical stimuli dissolved in the saliva. These receptor cells activate sensory neurons that are part of the facial and glossopharyngeal nerves.

Contributor

Cut Rita Zahara

Rights

Creative Commons

Type

Image

Files

The Tongue.jpg

Citation

“The Tongue ,” Open Educational Resource (OER) - USK Library, accessed May 22, 2024, http://uilis.usk.ac.id/oer/items/show/1200.