Pacinian Corpuscle

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A Pacinian Corpuscle, one of the organs of touch in the skin, which is composed of lamellae (3), consisting of connective tissue fibers, arranged concentrically around a central clear space (m), in which the nerve fiber (n) terminates at the distal extremity in a rounded end (a), which is often bifid or even trifid. They are found chiefly on the nerves of the palm of the hand and sole of the foot, the ends of the fingers, and the genital organs, lying in the subcutaneous tissue.


Metheny, D. Gregg Potter's Compend of Human Anatomy 8th Ed. (Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1915) 271


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