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Sensory Receptors
These are connected to the CNS via sensory neurons. Some of these will be studied again with the particular organ (skin, etc.)
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Slide 4: Meissner's corpuscle (not to be confused with Meissner's plexus in the digestive tract). These are found in the connective tissue papillae of the dermis of skin. This is a touch receptor. It has a sensory nerve ending which is wound around a CT scaffold and surrounded by a connective tissue capsule. It is found very close to the basal surface of the skin epithelium. The free surface of the epithelium (epidermis) is at the top of the field. The nuclei [visible] are those of fibroblasts of the CT scaffold and capsule. The nerve process is not seen in this preparation. H & E.