Lamellar Corpuscles (Pacinian corpuscles) are mechanoreceptors containing nerve endings and are located in the dermis.
They only react to sudden disturbances, allowing us to sense vibration and for example do distinguish a smooth from a rough surface.
Structurally speaking, they consist a capsule (free nerve ending, modified Schwann Cells and flat Epithelial cells) surrounding by layers of fibroblasts + connective tissue in an “onion peel” fashion, but with 50 layers ! Each layer is separated by viscous water.
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