Pacinian Corpuscle [x.s.]

H & E Stain / [100X]

Please Note:

The cross section of a large Pacinian corpuscle in the center of the field. The Pacinian corpuscle mediates "pressure". The nerve fiber is in the center of the "annular" rings.

This corpuscle is shown deep in the dermis of the skin.

The corpuscle is surrounded by the loose fibrous connective tissue of the dermis, and there are several small blood vessels visible in the dermis.