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Mechanoreceptors

Summary Information: Mechanoreceptors

Mechanoreceptors: Mechanoreceptors are a group of sensory receptors that give us the sensations of touch and react to pressure, distortion, movement, and/or vibration. There are four main types of mechanoreceptors, which are located in the skin and deeper tissues. They include Pacinian corpuscles, Ruffini corpuscles, Meissner's corpuscles and Merkel's disks. Other mechanoreceptors include those found in the ear, which pick up and transform air pressure waves into sound. Mechanoreceptors are a part of the sensory nervous system and pick up and relay sensations to the peripheral nervous system, which connects to the central nervous system and to the brain.

Closely Related Organs: Mechanoreceptors

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Other Names: Mechanoreceptors

The following are other names for the organ: Mechanoreceptors:

  • Touch receptor

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