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corpuscle

 [kor´pus'l]
any small mass or body. adj., adj corpus´cular.
blood corpuscle blood cell.
colostrum c's large rounded bodies in colostrum, containing droplets of fat and sometimes a nucleus.
Krause's corpuscle end-bulb.
malpighian corpuscle the funnel-like structure constituting the beginning of the structural unit of the kidney (nephron) and comprising the malpighian capsule and its partially enclosed glomerulus. Called also renal corpuscle.
Meissner's corpuscle tactile corpuscle.
Purkinje's c's large, branched nerve cells composing the middle layer of the cortex of the cerebellum.
red corpuscle (red blood corpuscle) erythrocyte.
renal corpuscle malpighian corpuscle.
tactile corpuscle a medium-sized nerve ending in the skin, particularly the fingertips and lips; called also Meissner's corpuscle and tactile papilla.
white corpuscle (white blood corpuscle) leukocyte.

cor·pus·cle

(kōr'pŭs-ĕl),
1. A small mass or body.
2. A blood cell.
Synonym(s): corpusculum
[L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus, body]

corpuscle

(kôr′pə-səl, -pŭs′əl)
n.
1.
a. An unattached body cell, such as a blood or lymph cell.
b. A rounded globular mass of cells, such as the pressure receptor on certain nerve endings.
2. A discrete particle, such as a photon or an electron.
3. A minute globular particle.

cor·pus′cu·lar (kôr-pŭs′kyə-lər) adj.

cor·pus·cle

(kōr'pŭs-ĕl)
1. A small mass or body.
2. A blood cell.
Synonym(s): corpusculum.
[L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus, body]

corpuscle

(kor'pus-el) [L. corpusculum, little body]
1. Any small rounded body.
2. An encapsulated sensory nerve ending.
3. A blood cell. corpuscular (kor-pus'kyu-lar), adjective

axis corpuscle

The center of a tactile corpuscle.

blood corpuscle.

An erythrocyte or leukocyte.

bone corpuscle

Bone cell.

cancroid corpuscle

The characteristic nodule in cutaneous epithelioma.

cartilage corpuscle

Chondrocyte.

chromophil corpuscle

Nissl body.

chyle corpuscle

A corpuscle seen in chyle.

colloid corpuscle

Corpus amylaceum.

colostrum corpuscle

A cell containing phagocytosed fat globules, present in milk secreted the first few days after parturition.

corneal corpuscle

A type of connective tissue cell found in the fibrous tissue of the cornea.

Drysdale's corpuscle

See: Drysdale's corpuscle

genital corpuscle

An encapsulated sensory nerve ending resembling a pacinian corpuscle that is found in the skin of the external genitalia and nipples.

ghost corpuscle

See: red cell ghost

Gierke's corpuscle

Hassall's corpuscle.

Golgi-Mazzoni corpuscle

See: Golgi-Mazzoni corpuscle

Hassall's corpuscle

See: Hassall's corpuscle

Krause's corpuscle

See: Krause's corpuscle

lymph corpuscle

Lymphocyte.

malpighian corpuscle

1. Renal corpuscle.
2. A malpighian body of the spleen.

Mazzoni's corpuscle

See: Krause's corpuscle.

Meissner's corpuscle

See: Meissner's corpuscle

milk corpuscle

A fat-filled globule present in milk. It represents the distal end of a mammary gland cell broken off in apocrine secretion.

pacinian corpuscle

An encapsulated nerve ending found in the dermis, subcutaneous tissue, and other connective tissue membranes; it is a sensory receptor for pressure.

Purkinje corpuscle

See: Purkinje cell

red corpuscle

Erythrocyte.

red blood corpuscle

Erythrocyte.
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RENAL CORPUSCLE

renal corpuscle

A glomerulus and Bowman's capsule of the nephron of a kidney, the site of glomerular filtration.
Synonym: malpighian corpuscle (1) See: illustration

reticulated corpuscle

An obsolete term for reticulocyte.
See: reticulocyte

Ruffini corpuscle

See: Ruffini, Angelo

splenic corpuscle

A nodule of lymphatic tissue in the spleen.

tactile corpuscle

A sensory receptor that responds to touch (e.g., Meissner's corpuscle). Tactile corpuscles are located in the dermal papillae just beneath the epidermis and are most numerous on the fingertips, toes, soles, palms, lips, nipples, and tip of the tongue.

terminal corpuscle

A nerve ending.

white corpuscle

Leukocyte.

white blood corpuscle

Leukocyte.

corpuscle

A general term for any small, discrete, microscopic structure such as a red blood cell, a sensory nerve ending, an OSTEOCYTE or a GLOMERULUS of a kidney.

corpuscle

An old-fashioned term for a free-floating blood cell, such as a red or white blood cell. The term derives from the Latin corpusculum , the diminutive of the term for ‘body’.

cor·pus·cle

(kōr'pŭs-ĕl)
1. A small mass or body.
2. A blood cell.
[L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus, body]
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In a glabrous skin, Pacinian corpuscles are deep-seated, whereas Meissner corpuscles are located nearer the surface.
Above this amplitude threshold the subject is able to perceive the vibration and the optimal response of Vater-Pacini corpuscles to frequencies occurs between 200 and 250 Hz, (18) peaking at a frequency of 20-50 Hz for Meissner corpuscles.
The expression of NIS and TSHR was mainly observed in Hassall's corpuscles and in thymocytes of the thymic medulla (Figure 2(a)).
Thymic cysts can arise as remnants of the thymopharyngeal duct or can be acquired via degeneration of Hassall's corpuscles [17].
Inorganic componenets in calcareous corpuscles. Exp.
While the ordinary neurofibroma would suggest the presence of mature Pacinian corpuscle, but there is no typical characteristic of Pacinian neurofibroma.2
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Descartes, Corpuscles and Reductionism: Mechanism and Systems in Descartes' Physiology, BARNABY R.
6: Histopathological examination of surgical specimen (H & E stain, x 20x magnification shows presence of normal thymic tissue with adipose tissue and presence of hassal corpuscles suggestive of thymolipoma Post-operative course was uneventful.
Does not the composition of human blood of plasma and various types of corpuscles with such a fixed proportion that the slightest change in it disturbs the whole biological system, clearly show that the maker of the blood knew the chemical composition and properties of all the ingredients of blood fully well?