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Pacinian corpuscles

pacinian corpuscles
Rapidly adapting mechanoreceptors found in subcutaneous tissue beneath both hairy and glabrous skin. Pacinian corpuscles contain an afferent nerve fibre surrounded by a capsule with multiple concentric layers. They have large receptive fields and are most sensitive to highfrequency stimuli, such as vibration.


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