Pacinian corpuscle


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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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However, concentrations of Pacinian corpuscles (detecting deep pressure) and Ruffini's corpuscles, which responding slowly to sustained pressure and tangential forces, are thought to be present in much of separating fascia, for example, in subcutaneous tissue.
Also both areas lack hair follicles, sebaceous glands and melanocytes but are provided with abundant sweat glands and pacinian corpuscles.
In mice with deactivated c-Maf gene only few Pacinian corpuscles are formed, and moreover these few are not intact.
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.