Pacinian corpuscle

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Related to Pacinian corpuscles: Meissner's Corpuscles, Ruffini corpuscles, Nociceptors

Pacinian corpuscle

[pə′chin·ē·ən ′kȯr·pə·səl]
(neuroscience)
An encapsulated lamellar sensory nerve ending that functions as a kinesthetic receptor.
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In mice with deactivated c-Maf gene only few Pacinian corpuscles are formed, and moreover these few are not intact.
This is the most likely explanation; however, this finding reminds us that investigators have postulated that GCTs putatively arose from Meissner and Pacinian corpuscles (40) and that, without the aid of in situ lesions, assigning a cell of origin to soft tissue tumors remains a practical histopathologic challenge.
The tip of the trunk contains two kinds pressure-sensitive nerve endings Meissner's corpuscles that detect infrasonic vibrations, and Pacinian corpuscles that respond to vibrations with slightly higher frequencies.
and joint receptors (Golgi ligament endings, Ruffini endings, Pacinian corpuscles, and free.