Unformatted text preview: • Pacinian corpuscles are encapsulated nerve receptors that detect deep pressure and are located in the subcutaneous layer (below the skin). • Thermal stimuli are detected by free nerve ending thermoreceptors sensitive to heat or cold. • Pain stimuli are detected by free nerve ending nociceptors. • Proprioceptive stimuli are detected by the following receptors: • Muscle spindles are mechanoreceptors located in skeletal muscles. They consist of specialized skeletal muscle fibers enclosed in a spindle-shaped capsule made of connective tissue. • Golgi tendon organs are mechanoreceptors located at the junctions of tendons and muscles. • Joint kinesthetic receptors are mechanoreceptors located in synovial joints....
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- Spring '10
- Free nerve endings, Meissner, Merkel, free nerve