Pacinian corpuscles

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Related to Pacinian corpuscles: Meissner's Corpuscles, Ruffini corpuscles, Nociceptors
small oval bodies terminating some of the minute branches of the sensory nerves in the skin of the fingers, mesentery, integument and other parts of the body; the corpuscula lamellosa; called also Vater's corpuscles and Vater-Pacini corpuscles. They are sensitive to pressure, and supposed to be tactile organs.

See also: Pacinian

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There are more touch and pressure receptors such as Meissner's corpuscles, Pacinian corpuscles, Merkel's disks, and Ruffini's corpuscles under the skin of the palm than under the skin of the dorsal part of the hand.
This is consistent with the literature where PN showed typical histopathologic image of round or ovoid lobules that contain Pacinian corpuscles embedded in myxoid stroma.
Many encapsulated endings found in fascia are mechanoreceptors that respond to mechanical pressure or deformation, and include Golgi receptors, Pacinian corpuscles, and Ruffini's corpuscles.
On the other hand palmar skin is abundant in pacinian corpuscles and sweat glands for optimal sensibility and to provide moisture respectively1.