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 »

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 »

The three skin senses include touch, pressure and temperature. Information from the senses is transmitted by one of two types of pathways via the thalamus, the myelinated fibers (the fast pathway) and the unmyelinated fi... More »

The four different types of general sensory receptors include mechanoreceptors, thermoreceptors, chemoreceptors and nociceptors. Mechanoreceptors, thermoreceptors and nociceptors are categorized as somatosensory receptor... More »

The mesentery is the part of the peritoneum that attaches the intestines to the wall of the abdomen. The peritoneum is the tissue that lines the wall of the abdomen. More »

According to Dartmouth, the cerebral cortex is the outer layer of the brain and is responsible for numerous functions including sensation, language, creativity, motor processes, memory, abstraction, emotion, attention an... More »

Most often when discussing peripheral tissues, a speaker is referring to tissues in the immune system and the skin or other tissues mucosal in nature that have the potential to be exposed to bacteria and pathogens in the... More »