: a sense organ (such as a taste bud) responding to chemical stimuli
Examples of chemoreceptor in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebAll these substances can stimulate what’s called the chemoreceptor trigger zone in your brainstem, which communicates with another brain region called the vomiting center.
Patrick Wilson, Outside Online, 15 June 2020 In fact, the vomiting in motion sickness is induced by the same area of the brain — the chemoreceptor trigger zone in the medulla — that causes vomiting in response to poisons.
Quanta Magazine, 30 Jan. 2018
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