Ruffini corpuscle(redirected from Ruffini ending)
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Ruf·fi·ni cor·pus·cle(rūf-ē'nē kōr'pŭs-ĕl)
Sensory end-structure in the subcutaneous connective tissues of the fingers, consisting of an ovoid capsule within which the sensory fiber ends with numerous collateral knobs.
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
See also: Ruffini, Angelo
any small mass or body.
formed elements in the blood, i.e. erythrocytes and leukocytes.
temperature-sensitive nerve endorgan.
large rounded bodies in colostrum, containing droplets of fat and sometimes a nucleus.
compound granular corpuscle
see gitter cells.
pressure receptor nerve-endings in the penis and clitoris.
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.
pressure-sensitive nerve-endings. Called also Ruffini corpuscle.
see renal corpuscle (below).
touch-sensitive nerve receptors.
touch-sensitive nerve endorgan.
see pacinian corpuscle.
large, branched nerve cells composing the middle layer of the cortex of the cerebellum.
red blood 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.
see lamellar corpuscle (above).
medium-sized encapsulated nerve endings in the skin; called also tactile papillae.
white blood corpuscle