A type of nerve ending in the skin that is responsible for sensitivity to light touch. In particular, they have highest sensitivity (lowest threshold) when sensing vibrations lower than 50 Hertz. They are rapidly adaptive receptors. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meissner%27s_corpuscle ]

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located in papillary layer of dermis in glabrous skin[ISBN:9780849388118]

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A type of nerve ending in the skin that is responsible for sensitivity to light touch. In particular, they have highest sensitivity (lowest threshold) when sensing vibrations lower than 50 Hertz. They are rapidly adaptive receptors.

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messner's corpuscle

messier corpuscle

Dogiel's end bulb

Ruffini's end bulb

meisner's corpuscle

meissner's corpuscles

meissner's corpuscle

meissner corpuscle

tactile corpuscles of Wagner and Meissner

meissner corpuscle end-organ

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UBERON:0012450

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