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(Science: anatomy) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Filippo pacini, an Italian physician of the 19th century. Pacinian corpuscles, small oval bodies terminating some of the minute branches of the sensory nerves in the integument and other parts of the body. They are supposed to be tactile organs.

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Sensory neuron have a resting potential based on the inflow of K+ ions, what passive channels can be found on olfactory receptor, and membrane of pacinian corpuscles? correct me if I'm wrong, but is it K+ channels?

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by jdmking18
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: sensory neuron q
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The sensory system

... corpuscles located only in the dermis? 3. Are the Merkel cells and the Meissner corpuscles associated both with the same sense of touch, and the Pacinian corpuscles with the strong pressure touch ? 4. Is the Brodmann area 28 related to the olfactory system? 5. Is the Brodmann area 43 the only ...

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by ChrisWolf
Sun May 04, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The sensory system
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how does heat receptors in cells work

The Receptors Few, if any, of the detectors of heat, cold, and pain are specialized transducers (in the way that, for example, the Pacinian corpuscle is). Rather they are transmembrane proteins embedded in the plasma membrane of both sensory neurons and nearby cells (e.g. skin cells). A ...

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by dipjyoti
Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:22 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: how does heat receptors in cells work
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The Fiber Disease

... information Medial lemniscus: Touch (Pressure & Vibration) | Proprioception Spinothalamic tract: Pain | Temperature Receptors Touch: Pacinian corpuscles | Meissner's corpuscles | Merkel's discs | Ruffini endings | Free nerve endings | Hair follicle receptors Proprioception: Golgi ...

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by Skytroll
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:14 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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