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Krause's corpuscles (Wilhelm Krause)

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Nerve ending receptor. Round corpuscles or bulbs which are encapsulated swellings on myelinated fibres. They constitute the nerve-endings present superficially in the skin, in the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, eyes, and genitals.

See also Mazzoni's corpuscle, under Vittorio Mazzoni, Italian physician.


  • W. Krause:
    Die terminalen K├Ârperchen der einfach sensiblen Nerven. Hannover, 1860.

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