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Sensory qualityReceptor typeadequate stimulusTranslation of the stimulus into electrical energyChange in potentialKeysMechanoreceptormechanical deformation of the tissuemechanical action on cation channelsDepolarizationProprioreception (orientation of the body in space - e.g. muscle spindles)Mechanoreceptormechanical deformation of the tissuemechanical action on cation channelsDepolarizationListenMechanoreceptormechanical deformation of the tissuemechanical action on cation channelsdepending on the direction: depolarization or hyperpolarizationPosition senseMechanoreceptormechanical deformation of the tissuemechanical action on cation channelsdepending on the direction: depolarization or hyperpolarizationpainChemoreceptorPresence of a certain substance in a certain concentrationintracellular second messenger systemDepolarizationitchingChemoreceptorPresence of histamine in a certain concentrationintracellular second messenger systemDepolarizationTasteChemoreceptorPresence of a certain substance in a certain concentrationintracellular second messenger systemDepolarizationSmellChemoreceptorPresence of a certain substance in a certain concentrationintracellular second messenger systemDepolarizationtemperatureThermoreceptorTemperature difference between the body and the environmentEffect on cation channelsDepolarizationSeeElectromagnetic receptorlightintracellular second messenger systemHyperpolarization