Pacini corpuscle

Pacini corpuscle
Pa·ci·ni corpuscle (pah-cheґne) [Filippo Pacini, Italian anatomist, 1812–1883] see under corpuscle.

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  • Pacini corpuscle — pacinian corpuscle a type of large, ovoid, rapidly adapting, encapsulated nerve ending sensitive to pressure, touch, and vibration. The most complicated of the nerve endings, its core contains the nonmyelinated nerve terminal and its Schwann… …   Medical dictionary

  • Vater-Pacini corpuscle — Va·ter Pa·ci·ni corpuscle (fahґter pah cheґne) [A. Vater; Filippo Pacini, Italian anatomist, 1812–1883] pacinian corpuscle; see under corpuscle …   Medical dictionary

  • Pacini — may refer to:* Filippo Pacini, an Italian anatomist. * Roberto Pacini, an Italian director, author and theatre and film producer. * Alfredo Pacini, an Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. * Giovanni Pacini, an Italian composer.* Pacinian …   Wikipedia

  • Vater-Pacini corpuscle — pacinian c …   Medical dictionary

  • corpuscle — 1. A small mass or body. 2. A blood cell. SYN: corpusculum. [L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus, body] amnionic c. SYN: corpus amylaceum. amylaceous c., amyloid c. SYN: corpus amylaceum. articular corpuscles …   Medical dictionary

  • Pacini — Filippo, Italian anatomist, 1812–1883. See pacinian corpuscles, under corpuscle, Vater P. corpuscles, under corpuscle …   Medical dictionary

  • pacini's corpuscle — noun see pacinian corpuscle …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 — or Pacinian body [pə sin′ē ən] n. [after Filippo Pacini (1812 83), It anatomist] a type of encapsulated sensory nerve ending that is sensitive to touch and vibration, found as in the skin of the hands and feet …   English World dictionary

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