M is for Meissners Corpuscles

Meissners Corpuscles (aka tactile corpuscles) are a type of mechanoreceptor (sensory nerve endings) that are sensitive to light touch and adapt rapidly to changes in texture.

They are mostly concentrated in areas of hairless skin, such as the fingertips, lips, and GENITALS.

Posted on August 19, 2015 and filed under M.