pacinian corpuscle


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Pacinian corpuscle

(pə-sĭn′ē-ən)
n.
An encapsulated receptor found in deep layers of the skin that senses vibratory pressure and touch.

Pacinian corpuscle

A specialized encapsulated ending of a sensory nerve occurring in the deep layers of the skin. Pacinian corpuscles respond to touch and heavy pressure. (Filippo Pacini, 1812–83, Italian anatomist).

pacinian corpuscle

a heavy-pressure RECEPTOR in mammalian skin.

pacinian corpuscle

cutaneous mechanoreceptors that sense pressure and stretch.
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Fingerprints might actually improve the sensitivity of perception by enhancing the skin vibrations at a frequency that matches the best frequency of these Pacinian corpuscles," Nature magazine quoted Debregeas as saying.
Mechanoreceptors such as Meissner's corpuscles, Pacinian corpuscles, Merkel's disks, and Ruffini endings are responsible for the detection of tactile input.