Ruffini ending


Ruffini ending
a type of lamellated corpuscle in the dermis that is a slowly adapting receptor for sensations of continuous pressure. Called also Ruffini corpuscle.

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  • Ruffini ending — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 233 GrayPage = 1061 Caption = Nerve ending of Ruffini. Caption2 = System = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = c 56 DorlandsSuf = 12261238 The Ruffini ending or Ruffini corpuscle is a class… …   Wikipedia

  • Ruffini ending (brush corpuscle cylinder end-organ) — Ruf·fi·ni ending (brush, corpuscle, cylinder, end organ) (roo feґne) [Angelo Ruffini, Italian anatomist, 1864–1929] see under ending …   Medical dictionary

  • Ruffini's corpuscle — Ruf·fi·ni s corpuscle ru̇ fē nēz or Ruf·fi·ni corpuscle nē n any of numerous oval sensory end organs occurring in the subcutaneous tissue of the fingers called also Ruffini s brush, Ruffini s end organ Ruf·fi·ni rüf fē nē Angelo (1864 1929)… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ruffini's corpuscle — noun The synaptic ending of the sensory nervous system which are encapsulated and respond to stretch and torque. These responses are propagated back to dorsal root ganglia in the form of an action potential …   Wiktionary

  • ending — 1. A termination or conclusion. 2. A nerve e.. annulospiral e. one of two types of sensory nerve e. associated with a neuromuscular spindle (the other being the flower spray e.); after entering the muscle spindle, the fiber divides into two flat …   Medical dictionary

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  • Merkel nerve ending — Merkel nerve endings are mechanoreceptors found in the skin and mucosa of vertebrates that provide touch information to the brain. The information they provide are those regarding pressure and texture. Each ending consists of a Merkel cell in… …   Wikipedia


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