Pacinian corpuscle


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Pa·cin·i·an corpuscle

 (pə-sĭn′ē-ən)
n.
An encapsulated receptor found in deep layers of the skin that senses vibratory pressure and touch.

[After Filippo Pacini (1812-1883), Italian anatomist.]
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Noun1.Pacinian corpuscle - a specialized bulblike nerve ending located in the subcutaneous tissue of the skinPacinian corpuscle - a specialized bulblike nerve ending located in the subcutaneous tissue of the skin; occurs abundantly in the skin of palms and soles and joints and genitals
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
nerve end, nerve ending - the terminal structure of an axon that does not end at a synapse
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Finally, we also observed 1 case with individual cells of the GCT within the outer layers of Pacinian corpuscle like structures (Figure 2, c and d).
The response is quite similar to the signal variation of the Pacinian corpuscle sensory receptor in the dermis and the output is characterized by the temporal differential property.