Pacinian corpuscle


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Pacinian corpuscle: Ruffini corpuscle
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Words related to Pacinian corpuscle

a specialized bulblike nerve ending located in the subcutaneous tissue of the skin

References in periodicals archive ?
The amount of variation in size and morphology of Pacinian corpuscle is caused by different maturation stages.
Neurophysio-logical recordings indicate that, when such fine textures strike on the finger pad skin, the fingerprint ridges vibrate and cause Pacinian Corpuscles to respond, thus enabling the detection of the micro texture (Elias & Saucier, 2005).
11) One tumor demonstrated an association with clusters of Pacinian corpuscles with an S100 protein stain showing tumor cells in the outer layers of the corpuscles (Figure 3, c and d).
The Pacinian corpuscle is a rapidly adapting receptor that lies on a nerve ending and consists of a multilayered connective tissue sheath that is approximately 1mm in diameter and 3mm in length.
There are more touch and pressure receptors such as Meissner's corpuscles, Pacinian corpuscles, Merkel's disks, and Ruffini's corpuscles under the skin of the palm than under the skin of the dorsal part of the hand.