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The Pacinian corpuscles are sensory preceptors that are found in many areas of the body, with their greatest density occurring in areas that are more sensitive to touch, such as the fingertips. Those Pacinian corpuscles ... More »

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Pacinian corpuscles are mechanoreceptors located throughout the body, including the dermal layer of the skin, tendons and joint capsules, as well as the mesentery surrounding the intestines. Their job is to mediate the t... More »

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Meissner's corpuscles, also known as tactile corpuscles, are nerve endings that are responsible for detecting a light touch to the skin. The are considered a type of mechanoreceptor since they are responsive to physical ... More »

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