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Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology, 9/e
David Shier, Washtenaw Community College
Ricki Lewis, The University at Albany
Jackie Butler, Grayson County Community College

Somatic and Special Senses

Chapter Overview

This chapter deals with specialized parts of the nervous system that allow the body to assess and adjust to the external environment. It describes the types of receptors (objective 1) and their locations, structures, and functions in maintaining homeostasis (objectives 2-14).

An understanding of these senses is necessary to knowing how the nervous system receives input and responds to support life.