A chemoreceptor is a cell or group of cells that responds to the presence of specific chemical compounds by initiating an impulse in a sensory nerve. In humans and other higher animals, chemoreceptors are found in the taste buds (see tongue) and in the mucous membrane of the nose. In insects, chemoreceptors occur all over the body (see insect senses).
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