chemical sense

chemical sense

[′kem·i·kəl ′sens]
(neuroscience)
A process of the nervous system for reception of and response to chemical stimulation by excitation of specialized receptors.
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Contract award notice: In-Service Support to Chemical Sense Training Equipment.
You have examined how soils form, how they are classified, how they are constructed, how they behave in a physical and chemical sense, how they provide an environment for living organisms and the biochemical activities those organisms perform, how soils are managed for agricultural purposes and other activities, and finally how soils are evaluated and treated as a natural resource.
A third chemosensory mechanism, called the common chemical sense, contributes to our senses of smell and taste.
Sowing vegetables is easy really, so long as you remember each plant "knows" its neighbour is there in a chemical sense.
Contract notice: In-Service Support to Chemical Sense Training Equipment.
Researchers from the Monell Chemical Sense Center in Philadelphia and from Tokyo University of Agriculture have used a novel molecular method to identify chemical compounds from common foods that activate human bitter taste receptors.
Although the ability to detect and respond to chemical cues is essential in most animals, we know very little of how the chemical sense will be affected by the rapid environmental changes we face today.
While many aspects of other chemical senses like taste and smell have been independently invented multiple times over the course of animal evolution, the chemical sense that detects these reactive compounds is different," said study author Paul Garrity, a biologist at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.
It "does the same thing, in a chemical sense, as the protein enzymes.
You essentially toss the atoms in a shoebox with enough chemical knowledge to make sure the arrangement makes chemical sense," Miller says.
Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Centre in Philadelphia have concluded that breastfeeding babies exposes them to the flavour of vegetables through the milk.
To be held from November 13-15 at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University Student Centre in Education City, the event is directed towards academia, researchers, physicians, healthcare providers and regulatory agents involved in the fields of chemical senses, nutrition, obesity and related disorders.

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