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Müller law

Pronunciation: mul'er

Definition: each sensory receptor organ and its nerve fiber receive and transmit just one modality of sensation, regardless of how it is stimulated; moreover, each type of sensation depends not on any special character of the different sensory nerves, but instead on the part of the brain in which their impulses terminate.

Synonym(s): law of specific nerve energies

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