Pacinian corpuscle

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Pa·cin·i·an corpuscle

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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References in periodicals archive ?
Por ejemplo, en la revista The Anatomical Record se puede identificar el eponimo "Pacinian corpuscle" (Uguen, 2018); en la revista Clinical Anatomy se publica el termino "vein of Galen" (Ghali, 2018); en la revista Frontiers in Neuroanatomy se incluye en uno de sus apartes el termino "circle of Willis" (Qian et al., 2018); en la revista Morphologie se lee el termino "Waldeyer's fascia" (Rusu et al., 2017).
Liu, Simulation Model of Pacinian Corpuscle for Haptic System Design, [M.S.
A human detects vibration not only the semicircular canals but also each body part such as the pacinian corpuscle. ISO 2631 series [2, 3] describe the standards of whole body vibration.
While the ordinary neurofibroma would suggest the presence of mature Pacinian corpuscle, but there is no typical characteristic of Pacinian neurofibroma.2
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.