Feb 9, 2009

dagens ord: Pungency

ˈpʌndʒ(ə)nt skarp, besk, frän; pungent smell pungent taste , bildl. äv. bitande, vass; pungent remarks kärv ; stickande; pungent gas pungent smoke

The pungent feeling caused by allyl isothiocyanate, capsaicin, piperine, and allicin is caused by activation of the heat thermo- and chemosensitive TRP ion channels including TRPV1 and TRPA1 nociceptors.


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