Mechanical transmission in a Pacinian corpuscle. An analysis and a theory.

  title={Mechanical transmission in a Pacinian corpuscle. An analysis and a theory.},
  author={Werner R. Loewenstein and Richard Skalak},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  volume={182 2},
1. An analysis is made of the transmission of mechanical forces through the Pacinian corpuscle. In particular, forces are analysed which produce pressure differences at the centre of the corpuscle and lead to excitation of the sensory nerve ending.2. The main structural elements in force transmission through the corpuscle are the lamellae, their interconnexions, and the interlamellar fluid. The two former provide the elastic elements and constraint for the fluid; and the latter, the viscous… CONTINUE READING

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