Human Anatomy and Physiology

What are your five taste buds?

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Answered 2009-03-29 03:35:35

There are 4 taste buds and 5 taste senses of those taste buds.

The 4 taste buds are:

1. fungiform papillae (found on the body of the tongue or anterior 2/3 of the tongue)

2. filiform papillae

3. foliate papillae (found on the base of the tongue or posterior 1/3 of the tongue)

4. circumvallate papillae (found at the base of the tongue arranged in a V-shape)

The 5 taste senses are:

1. salty

2. sweet

3. sour

4. bitter

5. umami

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