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The gustatory system is the sensory system for the sense of taste.

FunctionEdit

The human body can be stimulated by certain things. This stimuli is measured by sensory receptors and the energy is converted to something our brain can understand. There are receptors in our tongue which can measure four main things.

SaltEdit

This is the simplest receptor found in the mouth.

SourEdit

Sour tastes are usually received from acidic compounds.

BitterEdit

Bitter tastes are important, since poisons are usually bitter and therefore we need to know whether or not to spit a bitter food out. This is the most complicated receptor found in the mouth.

SweetEdit

Food which has a lot of carbohydrates such as glucose are sweet.