touch receptor


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touch receptor

A Merkel disk, a Meissner corpuscle, or a nerve plexus around a hair root.
See also: receptor
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(1993) Combinatorial control of touch receptor neuron expression in Caenorhabditis elegans.
Soft touch receptors may consist of Ruffini endings and Merkel cell-neurite complexes in the hairy skin, where Merkel cells release neurotransmitters to activate SA1 (slow adapting 1) afferents [28].
Children enjoy learning new words when introduced in context, for example, touch receptors in the skin; the language becomes meaningful (Skamp & Preston, 2015).
When they are too young to fully manipulate objects with their hands, they put them in their mouths where touch receptors are at the highest density.
Apart from providing warmth pubic hair acts as touch receptors and can trap pheromones-chemicals the body secretes and act as a sexual stimulus.
In terms of touch, tucked away in tiny pits in different parts of birds' beaks, and tongues, are numerous touch receptors.