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What is the function of the Pacinian corpuscle in the skin?
Last Updated: 15th March, 2020
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Keeping this in consideration, where is the Pacinian corpuscle located and what does it do?
Pacinian corpuscles, located deep in the dermis of both glabrous and hairy skin, are structurally similar to Meissner's corpuscles. They are found in the bone periosteum, joint capsules, pancreas and other viscera, breast, and genitals.
Furthermore, why is the Pacinian corpuscle a transducer? The Pacinian corpuscle is a type of biological transducer. As a pressure stimulus is exerted on the corpuscle, the lamellae are compressed and exert pressure on the tip of the sensory neurone. The plasma (cell surface) membrane of the tip of the neurone becomes deformed and more permeable to sodium ions (Na+).
Subsequently, question is, what layer of skin is the Pacinian corpuscle?
Where are Ruffini endings located?
The Bulbous corpuscle or Ruffini ending or Ruffini corpuscle is a slowly adapting mechanoreceptor located in the cutaneous tissue between the dermal papillae and the hypodermis. It is named after Angelo Ruffini.