Taste: Cellular Basis
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
How to Cite
Roper, S. D. 2001. Taste: Cellular Basis. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Taste is the sense that detects the chemical composition of foodstuffs. Taste is initiated in peripheral sensory organs termed taste buds. Chemical stimuli in the oral cavity are sensed by receptor cells in taste buds, which transit information to primary sensory afferents and on to higher centres in the brain.
- chemosensory transduction;
- taste bud;
- orbitofrontal cortex