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Lamellated corpuscles

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LAMELLATED CORPUCLES ANATOMY

The lamellated corpuscles, which are often referred to as the pacinian corpuscles, are represented by an onion shaped, denreditic nerve ending cluster that creates the receptors. These are the dendrite endings of several nerve fibers coming together, which are encompassed in several layers of connective tissue.

LAMELLATED CORPUCLES STRUCTURE

The synovial membranes of the synovial joints are the most likely places to find these corpuscles. Some visceral organs and perimysium of the skeletal muscle tissue are also common places to find the lamellated corpuscles.

The external genitals, the breasts (both male and female,) the soles of the feet, and the skin of the fingers and palms of the hand are loaded with lamellated corpuscles.

They respond mostly to vibrations deep within the tissues and visceral organs and to pressure that is constantly applied, as well as the sensation of chronic heaviness, such as being pinned under a great deal of weight.

LAMELLATED CORPUCLES DIAGRAM

Pacinian corpuscles
Image: Pacinian Corpuscles

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