Meissner corpuscle


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tac·tile cor·pus·cle

one of numerous oval bodies found in the dermal papillae of thick skin, especially those of the fingers and toes; they consist of a connective tissue capsule in which the axon fibrils terminate around and between a pile of wedge-shaped epithelioid cells; believed to be mechanoreceptors for tactile sensation.

tac·tile cor·pus·cle

(tak'til kōr'pŭs-ĕl)
One of numerous oval bodies found in the papillae of the skin, especially those of the fingers and toes; each consists of a connective tissue capsule in which the axon fibrils terminate around and between a pile of wedge-shaped epithelioid cells.
Synonym(s): Meissner corpuscle.

Meissner,

Georg, German anatomist and physiologist, 1829-1905.
Meissner corpuscle - Synonym(s): tactile corpuscle
Meissner ganglion
Meissner plexus - a gangliated plexus of unmyelinated nerve fibers. Synonym(s): submucosal plexus

tac·tile cor·pus·cle

(tak'til kōr'pŭs-ĕl)
One of numerous oval bodies found in the papillae of the skin, especially those of the fingers and toes.
Synonym(s): Meissner corpuscle.

corpuscle

any small mass or body.

blood c's
formed elements in the blood, i.e. erythrocytes and leukocytes.
bulbous corpuscle
temperature-sensitive nerve endorgan.
colostrum c's
large rounded bodies in colostrum, containing droplets of fat and sometimes a nucleus.
compound granular corpuscle
genital corpuscle
pressure receptor nerve-endings in the penis and clitoris.
Golgi-Mazzoni corpuscle
probably a pressure receptor; occur in hairless skin and associated mucosae, glans penis, foot pad of carnivores, hoof connective tissue.
corpuscle of Grandry
in the dermis of a duck's bill. See also corpuscle of Herbst (below).
corpuscle of Herbst
located in the dermis of the duck's bill these corpuscles are extremely sensitive to vibration.
lamellar corpuscle
pressure-sensitive nerve-endings. Called also Ruffini corpuscle.
malpighian corpuscle
see renal corpuscle (below).
Meissner corpuscle
touch-sensitive nerve receptors.
meniscoid corpuscle
touch-sensitive nerve endorgan.
pacinian c's
Purkinje's c's
large, branched nerve cells composing the middle layer of the cortex of the cerebellum.
red blood corpuscle
erythrocyte.
renal corpuscle
a tuft of capillaries enveloped by the dilated end of a renal tubule. Constitutes the beginning of the structural unit of the kidney (nephron). Called also malpighian corpuscle.
Ruffini corpuscle
see lamellar corpuscle (above).
tactile c's
medium-sized encapsulated nerve endings in the skin; called also tactile papillae.
white blood corpuscle
leukocyte.