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The adequate stimulus is a property of a sensory receptor that determines the type of energy to which a sensory receptor responds to with the initiation of sensory transduction.
Additional recommended knowledge
A sensory receptor's adequate stimulus is determined by the signal transduction mechanisms and ion channels incorporated in the sensory receptor's plasma membrane.
Although Muller proposed in his doctrine that any stimulus to a sensory receptor will envoke the same perception, we have now built on that theory by adding that an adequate stimulus is a type of stimulus for which a given sensory organ is particularly adapted towards.
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