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- n. A sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold.
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- n. A nerve cell that is sensitive to changes in temperature
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- n. a sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold
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The temperature changes will reduce your pain perception by stimulating thermoreceptor sites in your brain.