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Skin Meisnner's Corpuscles and Plexuses

There are two Meisnner's stuff in our USMLE exam which might be confusing:

Meisnner's corpuscles are the nerve endings in our skin and finger tips sensitive to fine touch.
While Meisnner's Plexuses are secondary parasympathetic autonomic plexuses found in the intestinal submucosa (also called submucous plexus). The other plexus is Auerbach's Myenteric plexus found between the inner circular and outer longitudinal smooth muscles of the intestinal layers.
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just to add...
merkel corpuscles are for crude touch..found on skin with hair..and are slowly adapting...used to determine shape and texture

while meisnner corpuscles are for fine hairless/glaborous adapting
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