Vater-Pacini corpuscles

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Related to Vater-Pacini corpuscles: Pacinian corpuscle, lamellated corpuscle, lamellar corpuscle

lam·el·lat·ed cor·pus·cles

small oval bodies in the skin of the fingers, in the mesentery, tendons, and elsewhere, formed of concentric layers of connective tissue with a soft core in which the axon of a nerve fiber runs, splitting up into a number of fibrils that terminate in bulbous enlargements; they are sensitive to pressure.

Vater-Pacini corpuscles

[fä′tər päsē′nē]
Etymology: Abraham Vater, German anatomist, 1684-1751; Filippo Pacini, Italian anatomist, 1812-1883
kinesioceptors located in joint capsules and ligaments. They may transmit nerve impulses at an increasing rate as a joint approaches its maximal range of motion and are believed to have a protective function of signaling the cerebral cortex when a joint has reached the end position of its range. They are the most complicated of the nerve endings.

Vater-Pacini corpuscles

(1) Lamellated corpuscles; corpuscula lamellosa [NH3]. 
(2) Pacinian corpuscles, see there.


Filippo, Italian anatomist, 1812-1883.
Pacini bodies
pacinian corpuscles - Synonym(s): Vater corpuscles
Vater-Pacini corpuscles - Synonym(s): Vater corpuscles


Abraham, German anatomist and botanist, 1684-1751.
duct of Vater - Synonym(s): Bochdalek duct
Vater ampulla - the dilation within the major duodenal papilla that normally receives both the common bile duct and the main pancreatic duct. Synonym(s): hepatopancreatic ampulla
Vater corpuscles - small oval bodies in the skin of the fingers, in the mesentery, tendons, and elsewhere sensitive to pressure. Synonym(s): lamellated corpuscles; pacinian corpuscles; Vater-Pacini corpuscles
Vater fold - a fold of mucous membrane in the duodenum just above the greater duodenal papilla.
Vater tubercle - duodenal papilla. Synonym(s): papilla of Santorini
Vater-Pacini corpuscles - Synonym(s): Vater corpuscles