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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The last types are Pacinian corpuscles, deeply located with fast-adapting characteristics (a single pulse).
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. This provides optimal sensibility and moisture.
In mice with deactivated c-Maf gene only few Pacinian corpuscles are formed, and moreover these few are not intact.
Finally, we also observed 1 case with individual cells of the GCT within the outer layers of Pacinian corpuscle like structures (Figure 2, c and d).
Accordingly, on page 36, at the bottom of the left column, the last two lines should be changed to read as follows: "...and joint receptors (Golgi ligament endings, Ruffini endings, Pacinian corpuscles, and free...."
Mechanoreceptors such as Meissner's corpuscles, Pacinian corpuscles, Merkel's disks, and Ruffini endings are responsible for the detection of tactile input.