Pacinian corpuscle

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

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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).
People have Pacinian corpuscles in their palms and fingertips.
When you stroke your fingers over a surface, its structure triggers high-frequency vibrations in the finger, to which specific touch receptors, the Pacinian corpuscles, respond.
The tip of the trunk contains two kinds pressure-sensitive nerve endings Meissner's corpuscles that detect infrasonic vibrations, and Pacinian corpuscles that respond to vibrations with slightly higher frequencies.
Similarly, reduced density of Pacinian corpuscles with aging is responsible for the decline in vibrotactile sensitivities of older adults [28].