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LM of a Pacinian corpuscle

LM of a Pacinian corpuscle

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GENE COX / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GENE COX / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Light micrograph of a Pacinian corpuscle (centre), a sensory receptor for touch found in the skin. The corpusle consists of sensory nerve endings surrounded by capsules of membrane in 'onion-skin' layers. These cells are sensitive to changes in pressure and so are good at detecting vibrations.

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