Peripheral nervous system case reading

Case Reading

Amy is cooking dinner for her family. She moves to pull a pot off the stove and accidently touches the burner. She reflexively pulls her finger away from the stove and immediately feels the pain.

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-Which receptor neuron is responsible for sending information from her finger to her peripheral nervous system?
-Is this receptor neuron, an afferent or efferent neuron?
-Explain where the information from the receptor neuron is sent and how does it result in Amy moving her finger away from the stove.
-Describe the three classes of neurons involved in this response.
Evolutionarily, why do you think the human body has this system in place?
-What might happen if we did not have this response?


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