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Peripheral Nerves and Sensory Receptors

  • W. D. WillisJr.
  • R. E. Coggeshall

Abstract

Peripheral nerves are composed of the axons of sensory neurons and somatic and autonomic motor neurons, along with the investing connective-tissue sheaths (endoneurium, perineurium, and epineurium) (see Landon, 1976). The axons may be myelinated or unmyelinated. Since the emphasis will be on sensory mechanisms, the characteristics of motor fibers will not be considered here.

Keywords

Field Receptor Afferent Fiber Sensory Receptor Glabrous Skin Pacinian Corpuscle 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. D. WillisJr.
    • 1
  • R. E. Coggeshall
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Texas Medical Branch at GalvestonGalvestonUSA

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