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Pacinian corpuscles

pacinian corpuscles

Rapidly adapting mechanoreceptors found in subcutaneous tissue beneath both hairy and glabrous skin. Pacinian corpuscles contain an afferent nerve fibre surrounded by a capsule with multiple concentric layers. They have large receptive fields and are most sensitive to high-frequency stimuli, such as vibration.


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sensory neuron q

... 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
 
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The sensory system

... only in the stratum germinativum of the epidermis? 2. Are the Meissner 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 ...

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by ChrisWolf
Sun May 04, 2008 1:53 pm
 
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Topic: The sensory system
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The Fiber Disease

... Proprioception Spinothalamic tract: Pain | Temperature Receptors Touch: Pacinian corpuscles | Meissner's corpuscles | Merkel's discs | Ruffini endings | Free nerve endings ...

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