Golgi-Mazzoni bodies

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Sensory nerve endings) in the skin of the finger tips.

Description

Encapsulated tactile corpuscles (sensory nerve endings) in the skin of the finger tips. Like Vater-Pacini lamellary corpuscles they are movement and vibration detectors, but smaller than Vater-Pacini. They were earlier thought to be thermoreceptors. Golgi 1878 and 1880.

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