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Beth wears her hair in a tight ponytail. At first her tactile receptors are sensitive and she feels the pull from her hair, but after a while she no...

Beth wears her hair in a tight ponytail. At first her tactile receptors are sensitive and she feels the pull from her hair, but after a while she no longer feels it. Explain the loss of sensation.

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  • what about the free nerve endings and the root hair plexus?
    • nicolemgreene
    • Aug 11, 2018 at 10:41pm
  • Loss of sensation can also be explained in terms of free nerve endings Free Nerve ending form root hair plexus that sense distortion movement on the surface of the body via hair movement. The end of the sensory fiber that form a plexus around the hair follicle are mechanoreceptors which convey the sensation touch. But after a while Free Nerve Endings can function as slowly adapting cutaneous mechanoreceptors leading to loss of sensation.
    • profwhitestar212
    • Aug 12, 2018 at 12:34am

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