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Taste buds

taste buds

small sensory organs which contain gustatory receptor cells, basal cells, and supporting cells. Taste buds in humans are found in the epithelia of the tongue, palate, and pharynx. They are innervated by the chorda tympani nerve (a branch of the facial nerve) and the glossopharyngeal nerve.

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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... with the constantly flicking tongue, which incidentally has no taste buds.This system is used in conjunction with the standard sense of smell possibly because the ...

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by scottie
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... a day, and 100% cranberry juice is not very palatable for most people's taste buds. Clinical trials have been done and are promising in keeping recurrenting urinary tract ...

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by kolean
Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:03 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 453
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Miraculin in Synsepalum dulcificum

This sounds really neat; it is a fruit that alters your taste buds temporarily. Check it out! http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/28/dining/28flavor.html

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by plasmodesmata11
Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Miraculin in Synsepalum dulcificum
Replies: 1
Views: 1563

I'm allergic to any sugars!

... to molecules that have no relationship to them other than setting off taste buds in a similar way.

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by Darby
Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm allergic to any sugars!
Replies: 7
Views: 7498

does "taste" has anything to deal with solubility?

... hairs unnecessarily, the question should be defined as whether taste is just a function of the taste buds or an overall sensory experience.

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by mith
Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: does "taste" has anything to deal with solubility?
Replies: 5
Views: 2499
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