Italian anatomist, 1864–1929.
One of the encapsulated sensory nerve endings found in the dermis and in subcutaneous tissue, once thought to mediate the sense of warmth, now believed to be a pressure receptor.Synonym: organ of Ruffini
organ of RuffiniRuffini corpuscle.
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Ruffini,Angelo, Italian histologist, 1864-1929.
flower-spray organ of Ruffini - one of the two types of sensory nerve ending (the other being the annulospiral ending) associated with the neuromuscular spindle. Synonym(s): flower-spray ending
Ruffini corpuscles - sensory end-structures in the subcutaneous connective tissues of the fingers, consisting of an ovoid capsule within which the sensory fiber ends with numerous collateral knobs.
Ruffini papillary endings - papillary endings of the skin's nerve endings.
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