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Glossary of Physiology Terms
Tastants are taste-provoking chemical molecules that are dissolved in ingested liquids or saliva.
Tastants stimulate the sense of taste. It can also be said that tastants elicit gustatory excitation.
A tastant is the appropriate ligand for receptor proteins located on the plasma membrane of taste receptor cells.
Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013