a Pacinian corpuscle in the hypodermis surrounded by adipose and vascular tissue.
b The central core contains the terminal of a sensory (afferent) nerve fiber
which carries pressure and vibration sensations to the central nervous system.
c Surrounding concentric lamellae respond to distortion and
generate an action potential in the unmyelinated fiber in the core.

Nervous System Histology
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