The pilo-Ruffini complex: a non-sinus hair and associated slowly-adapting mechanoreceptor in primate facial skin.

@article{Biemesderfer1978ThePC,
  title={The pilo-Ruffini complex: a non-sinus hair and associated slowly-adapting mechanoreceptor in primate facial skin.},
  author={Daniel Biemesderfer and Bryce L. Munger and J M Binck and Ronald Dubner},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1978},
  volume={142 2},
  pages={197-222}
}
A spray-type of nerve ending identified as a Ruffini corpuscle closely associated with a non-sinus hair has been defined in terms of its histologic, ultrastructural and physiologic parameters. The hair and its associated mechanoreceptor, termed a pilo-Ruffini complex, responds as a slowly adapting (SA) mechanoreceptor, whereas most non-sinus hair-associated… CONTINUE READING