Definitions for "Taste Buds"
The receptor organs for taste, located atop the tongue.
structures lining the grooves of the tongue that contain the taste receptor cells. (181)
Structures in the mouth that contain fifty receptor cells. The receptor cells contain structures called microvilli that come into direct contact with saliva. When stimulated, they send electrical impulses that convey information to the medulla and then to the thalamus and cortex. go to glossary index