Pacinian corpuscles
Pacinian Pa*cin"i*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Filippo Pacini (1812-1883), an Italian physician of the 19th century. [1913 Webster]

{Pacinian corpuscles}, small oval bodies terminating some of the minute branches of the sensory nerves in the skin of the fingers, mesentery, integument and other parts of the body; the corpuscula lamellosa; called also {Vater's corpuscles} and {Vater-Pacini corpuscles}. They are sensitive to pressure, and supposed to be tactile organs. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Pacinian corpuscles — sensory receptors for touch in the skin, consisting of sensory nerve endings surrounded by capsules of membrane in onion skin layers. They are especially sensitive to changes in pressure and so detect vibration particularly well. F. Pacini (1812… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pacinian corpuscles — sensory receptors for touch in the skin, consisting of sensory nerve endings surrounded by capsules of membrane in ‘onion skin’ layers. They are especially sensitive to changes in pressure and so detect vibration particularly well. [F. Pacini… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Pacinian — Pa*cin i*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Filippo Pacini (1812 1883), an Italian physician of the 19th century. [1913 Webster] {Pacinian corpuscles}, small oval bodies terminating some of the minute branches of the sensory… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pacinian corpuscle — Infobox Anatomy Name = Pacinian corpuscle Latin = corpusculum lamellosum GraySubject = 233 GrayPage = 1060 Caption = Pacinian corpuscle, with its system of capsules and central cavity. a. Arterial twig, ending in capillaries, which form loops in… …   Wikipedia

  • Pacinian corpuscle — Pa·cin·i·an corpuscle pə .sin ē ən also Pa·ci·ni s corpuscle pə chē nēz n a pressure sensitive mechanoreceptor that is an oval capsule terminating some sensory nerve fibers esp. in the skin (as of the hands and feet) see CORPUSCLE OF HERBST… …   Medical dictionary

  • Corpuscles of Herbst — Gray s subject #233 1061 The Corpuscles of Herbst or Herbst corpuscles are a nerve ending similar to the Pacinian corpuscle, in the mucous membrane of the tongue, in pits on the beak and in other parts of the bodies of birds. It differs from the… …   Wikipedia

  • Vater-Pacini corpuscles — Pacinian Pa*cin i*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Filippo Pacini (1812 1883), an Italian physician of the 19th century. [1913 Webster] {Pacinian corpuscles}, small oval bodies terminating some of the minute branches of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vater's corpuscles — Pacinian Pa*cin i*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Filippo Pacini (1812 1883), an Italian physician of the 19th century. [1913 Webster] {Pacinian corpuscles}, small oval bodies terminating some of the minute branches of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Golgi-Mazzoni corpuscles — tactile corpuscles found in the subcutaneous tissue of the fingertips, resembling pacinian corpuscles but possessing fewer lamellae and a relatively larger cone and having the contained nerve fibers more extensively branched …   Medical dictionary

  • paciniform corpuscles — rapidly adapting lamellar nerve endings that are more elongated and have fewer laminae than pacinian corpuscles; found in the vibrissae and epidermis of the nose, in joint capsules, in aponeuroses, and at myotendinous junctions associated with… …   Medical dictionary

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