The pacinian corpuscle

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Pacinian corpuscle..

  • a receptor which detects mechanical pressure and transduces it into another form of energy.
  • found on the legs,hands, ligments etc..
  • looks like an onion when it's cut, the pacinian corpuscle is found in the centre of the layers of tissues, each seperated by a gel
  • within the plasma membrane there are protein channels such as sodium channels.
  • The sodium channel is known as stretch mediated sodium channel is…


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