tactile corpuscle

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tactile corpuscle

n.
Any of numerous minute oval end organs of touch in sensitive skin, as in the palms, fingertips, and soles of the feet. Also called tactile bud.

tac′tile cor′puscle


n.
an oval sense organ made of flattened cells and encapsulated nerve endings, occurring in hairless skin, as the tips of the fingers, and functioning as a touch receptor.
[1870–75]
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The Meissner corpuscle revised: a multiafferented mechanoreceptor with nociceptor immunochemical properties.
(2) FA mechanoreceptors can be divided into Meissner corpuscles and Pacinian corpuscles, being the first one related to low (30 Hz) and the later one to high (200 Hz) vibration frequencies.
Skin Receptor Frequency Meissner corpuscle 1-300 Hz Glabrous skin Merkel cell 0-100 Hz Free nerve ending 0-8 Hz Pacinian corpuscle 5-1000 Hz Hairy skin Merkel cell Hair flattening Skin Nerve Modality A[beta](RA1-LTMR) Stroking Fluttering Glabrous skin A[beta](SA1-LTMR) Pressure Texture -- -- A[beta](RA2-LTMR) Vibration Hairy skin A[beta](SA1-LTMR) A[delta] (SA1-LTMR) RA: rapid adaptation; SA: slow adaptation; LTMR: low-threshold mechanoreceptor.