glabrous skin


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gla·brous skin

skin that is normally devoid of hair.

glabrous skin

Skin that does not contain hair follicles, such as that over the palms and soles.
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Skin Receptor Frequency Meissner corpuscle 1-300 Hz Glabrous skin Merkel cell 0-100 Hz Free nerve ending 0-8 Hz Pacinian corpuscle 5-1000 Hz Hairy skin Merkel cell Hair flattening Skin Nerve Modality A[beta](RA1-LTMR) Stroking Fluttering Glabrous skin A[beta](SA1-LTMR) Pressure Texture -- -- A[beta](RA2-LTMR) Vibration Hairy skin A[beta](SA1-LTMR) A[delta] (SA1-LTMR) RA: rapid adaptation; SA: slow adaptation; LTMR: low-threshold mechanoreceptor.
The glabrous skin of the palm and sole has special traits which distinguishes it aesthetically and functionally from skin of rest of the body5.
Our research assessed the impact of repeated stress exposure on mast cell degranulation in hairy and glabrous skin, moving a step forward from previous studies.
There were two main kinds of bat skin, glabrous skin (found only on the footpad) and hair-bearing skin.
Inflammation-induced upregulation of neurokinin 1 receptors in rat glabrous skin. Neurosci Lett 2002; 326: 29-32.
Vulvar melanoma typically occurs after menopause and is usually discovered late, most commonly on the glabrous skin of the labia minora.
Somatosensory activity was produced by stimulating glabrous skin passively.
Other glabrous skin mechanoreceptors probably decline as well, although morphological documentation is not possible owing to in vitro receptor degeneration, inadequate staining methods, or both [17].