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Pacinian corpuscle in dermis

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A Pacinian corpuscle is a fairly large structure (up to a millimeter in diameter) located deep in dermis.  Each corpuscle resembles an onion, with many concentric layers encapsulating a central nerve ending.  

 

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SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King

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Last updated:  9 March 2004 / dgk