Neurology Quiz #6: Sensory Receptors and Skin Sensation

1. A 55-year-old man presents to the clinic complaining of loss of sensation in his hands and feet. He has a long history of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. Which of the following types of sensory receptors is most likely affected first in this patient's peripheral neuropathy? 

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2. A laboratory technician working with chemicals experiences a burn on her finger after accidentally touching a hot surface. Which type of sensory receptor is primarily responsible for detecting this painful stimulus? 

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3. While walking in a garden, a person suddenly withdraws their hand after touching a thorn. This rapid response is primarily mediated by which of the following types of sensory receptors? 

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4. A patient reports a decreased ability to detect vibration and fine touch on the dorsal surfaces of their hands and feet. Which of the following sensory receptors is most likely impaired in this patient? 

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5. A 70-year-old man with a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia reports that he cannot feel temperatures as well as he used to, especially in his extremities. This change in sensation is most likely due to age-related changes in which of the following types of sensory receptors? 

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