Human Anatomy and Physiology Study Set 1
Quiz 13: The Peripheral Nervous System
Mechanoreceptors Might Detect Which of the Following Sensations
Mechanoreceptors might detect which of the following sensations? A) smell B) light C) temperature D) pressure
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The speed of nerve impulse transmission through the axon of a sensory neuron will be quickest in: A) axons that adapt to stimuli. B) axons with a greater receptive field. C) a large
diameter, myelinated axon. D) a small
diameter, unmyelinated axon.
A region of skin has a great number of sensory neurons, and each neuron has a relatively small receptive field. The two
point discrimination threshold for this skin region might be: A) 15 mm. B) 40 mm. C) 25 mm. D) 5 mm.
A test known as two
point discrimination threshold measures: A) the type of sensory neuron serving a region of skin. B) the amount of pressure we can sustain before feeling pain. C) the type of mechanoreceptor being stimulated. D) the relative size of receptive fields.
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