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High Power of Taste Bud

In the center of the field is a taste bud (A). It is composed of two types of cells, neuroepithelial and supporting (sustentacular) cells. The neuroepithelial cells communicate with the free surface of the mucosa by the taste canal (B). The inner and outer openings of the canal are called the inner and outer taste pores. Microvilli ("taste hairs") project from the ends of the neuroepithelial cells into the taste canal. There are from 4 to 20 neuroepithelial cells in each taste bud. These cells are usually located centrally in the structure, surrounded by their supporting or sustentacular cells


A - taste buds

B - taste canal

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