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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Bones, muscle, and skin work together in the human body by providing the body with structure and organs with protection, by moving the body and allowing organs to function, and by containing and protecting all bodily mat... More »

The primary function of the respiratory system is to provide oxygen to every part of the body through the process of inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide. The respiratory system consists of tissues and organs insi... More »

External nares, or nostrils, perform the basic function of being the passageway through which oxygen enters the body. Nostrils have many different parts within them that perform their own individual functions. More »