To what are Pacinian corpuscles sensitive?

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Sep 1, 2014

There are various sense receptors. They include exteroceptors which occur at or near the surface of the skin and are sensitive to stimuli occurring outside or on the surface of the body.

These receptors include those for tactile sensations , such as touch, pain, and temperature, as well as those for vision, hearing, smell, and taste.

Pacinian corpuscles (lamellar corpuscles) are encapsulated nerve receptors that detect deep pressure and are located in the subcutaneous layer (below the skin). They are one of four receptors that are mechanical receptors. They note vibration and pressure.

They may be able to detect the difference between smooth and rough textures.