Receptors of Integumentary System


Receptors of Integumentary System


Merkel cell –

  • Light touch receptor— Braille
  • Slow adapting receptor

Meissner’s

  • Dermoepidermal junction
  • Rapidly adapting
  • 2-point discrimination

Pacinian

  • Deep dermis, rapidly adapting
  • Pressure & vibration

Ruffini’s

  • Slowly adapting
  • Dermal stretch & thermal receptor

Free nerve endings

  • Non myelinated, pain & temperature

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