Fine structure of Eimer's organ in the coast mole (Scapanus orarius).

  title={Fine structure of Eimer's organ in the coast mole (Scapanus orarius).},
  author={Paul D. Marasco and Pamela R. Tsuruda and Diana M Bautista and Kenneth C. Catania},
  journal={Anatomical record},
  volume={290 5},
Eimer's organ is a small, densely innervated sensory structure found on the glabrous rhinarium of most talpid moles. This structure consists of an epidermal papilla containing a central circular column of cells associated with intraepidermal free nerve endings, Merkel cell neurite complexes, and lamellated corpuscles. The free nerve endings within the central cell column form a ring invested in the margins of the column, surrounding 1-2 fibers that pass through the center of the column. A group… CONTINUE READING


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