Taste bud

Taste bud

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Caption: colour enhanced electron micrograph of taste buds; groups of cells that sample oral concentrations of molecules and report the sensation to the brainstem. While taste buds are too small to see without a microscope, papillae or the epithelium surrounding the cells are visible as raised bumps on the tongue. The ability to taste helps protect us from poisons. x1200. Enhancement of 5w0672.

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Keywords: anatomy, body, cell, cells, electron micrograph, electron micrographs, human, micrograph, micrographs, micrography, sense, senses, taste, taste bud, taste bud cell, taste bud cells, taste organ, tongue

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