Do Sensory neurons get input from Sensory cells?

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Do Sensory neurons get input from Sensory cells?

Post by bishie » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:24 pm

Hi,
this may sound like a dumb question but I'm so sleep-deprived I can't think properly lol.
I got an exam in physiology coming up and upon excessive revising I think I might've just strained my brain and am starting to mix basic things up...

So, anyway Sensory neurons are only present in the PNS (peripheral nervous system) and get Input, which they then transfer unto interneurons, which in turn transfer the info to motoneurons (is that right?).

Sensory cells, however, are the ones that receive/detect a stimulus and convert them to electrical impulses, which they transfer unto Sensory neurons. So basically they're the receptors.

Is that correct? i read somewhere that sensory neurons are receptors so I got even more confused.....

Thanks!

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