Length of Pacinian corpuscles in adult hand

Range ≤3 - 4 mm
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Zimmerman A et al., The gentle touch receptors of mammalian skin. Science. 2014 Nov 21 346(6212):950-4. doi: 10.1126/science.1254229. p.952 left column top paragraphPubMed ID25414303
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Comments P.952 left column top paragraph: "In contrast [to Meissner corpuscles, that are composed of flattened lamellar cells that form an ellipsoid structure perpendicular to the skin surface], the larger Pacinian corpuscles are found deep in the dermis of glabrous skin and, in some species, in hairy skin and non-cutaneous tissues including the mesentery and periosteum. Pacinian corpuscles are oval-shaped, contain layered lamellae, and reach up to 3 to 4 mm in length in adult human hands (primary sources)."
Entered by Uri M
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