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15.04: Pain

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  • Receptors that sense pain are found in almost every tissue of the body. They tell the animal that tissues are dangerously hot, cold, compressed or stretched or that there is not enough blood flowing in them. The animal may then be able to respond and protect itself from further damage

    Anatomy and physiology of animals General senses in skin.jpg

    Diagram 15.1 - The general senses in the skin


    • Ruth Lawson (Otago Polytechnic; Dunedin, New Zealand)