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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Anatomy and physiology teach that feedback to the central nervous system comes largely from Golgi tendon organs, Pacinian corpuscles, and Ruffini nerve endings.
In the dermis, there are Ruffini endings and Pacinian corpuscles in a glabrous (or hairless) skin, whereas there is a complex combination of mechanoreceptors and their associated nerves and hair follicle receptors in a hairy skin [23, 24].
(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.
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.
mulatta Groups of large Stilwell [26] (n = 17), Methylene Pacinian corpuscles rabbit blue at penetration (n = 4) points of dorsal rami through the fascia.
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.