Gusto

La lengua tiene alrededor de 10,000 papilas gustativas. Estas papilas gustativas están conectadas al cerebro por fibras nerviosas. Las partículas de alimentos son detectadas por las papilas gustativas, las cuales llevan señales nerviosas al cerebro.

Ciertas áreas de la lengua son más sensibles a ciertos sabores, como amargo, ácido, dulce o salado. Muchas veces, las sensaciones de sabor son una mezcla de estas cualidades.

Revision

Last reviewed 3/22/2013 by Ashutosh Kacker, MD, BS, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Associate Attending Otolaryngologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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