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Pacinian Corpuscles MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Pacinian Corpuscles
Tree Number(s)
A08.675.650.915.750.700
A08.800.950.750.700
A11.671.650.915.750.700
Unique ID
D010141
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010141
Annotation
mechanoreceptors
Scope Note
Rapidly adapting mechanoreceptors found in subcutaneous tissue beneath both hairy and glabrous skin. Pacinian corpuscles contain an afferent nerve fiber surrounded by a capsule with multiple concentric layers. They have large receptive fields and are most sensitive to high-frequency stimuli, such as vibration.
Entry Term(s)
Pacinian Corpuscle
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under MECHANORECEPTORS 1972-90; was see under NERVE ENDINGS 1963-71
Online Note
search MECHANORECEPTORS 1972-74 & NERVE ENDINGS 1966-71
History Note
91(75); was see under MECHANORECEPTORS 1972-90; was see under NERVE ENDINGS 1963-71
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/06/30
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