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Skin thermoreceptors are divided into two main groups, cold and warm receptors. Cold receptors are more abundant; this is possibly an adaptation to stop hypothermia.

They are the free endings of afferent A-delta and C fibres which originate predominantly in the dermis and pass synapse in the posterior part of the associated spinal cord segment.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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