The structure and function of the slowly adapting type II mechanoreceptor in hairy skin.

@article{Chambers1972TheSA,
  title={The structure and function of the slowly adapting type II mechanoreceptor in hairy skin.},
  author={M. Chambers and K. H. Andres and M. von D{\"u}ring and A. Iggo},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental physiology and cognate medical sciences},
  year={1972},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={
          417-45
        }
}
  • M. Chambers, K. H. Andres, +1 author A. Iggo
  • Published 1972
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Quarterly journal of experimental physiology and cognate medical sciences
  • The slowly adapting type II mechanoreceptor in hairy skin of the cat was studied in detail using histological and neurophysiological methods. The end organ (Ruffini ending) was lightly encapsulated, situated in the dermis and supplied by one axon which bifurcated within the capsule to form a terminal arborisation. A serial diagrammatic reconstruction was made of one ending. The afferent units almost invariably carried a resting discharge and responded to vertical displacement of the skin over… CONTINUE READING
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