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Old 05-24-2012
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Skin Sensory Corpuscles: is there an easy way to learn these?

FA 2011 pg. 397

I've never been able to memorize these and honestly i don't even want to.
But I should be familiar with them so does anybody have an easy way to learn the high yield stuff about them?

Any good mnemonics?
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I hate them very much, cause they are so confusing, but I do memorize them like the following, I hope this will help.

Pacinian=Pressure...for pressure and vibration, they are deep seated in the joints and ligaments.

the twin; Meissner; as the way you say it, it's smoother that Merkle, so meissner is for soft(light touch). found on hairless'(soft) skin areas, palm sole nipple tongue.

Merckle's ; hard texture as the way you say it, so it's for harsh touch or harsh edges, found at hard skin areas(hairy) .

try to pronounce both of them and see which one is softer !
it's kinda funny, but hey, it works !
anything else is free nerve ending and it's for pain and temperature.

good luck
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Here’s what I did
Meissner – think of hot survivor contestant CHELSEA MEISSNER ()
Her body is completely hairless and smooth (Glabrous skin), if you find yourself in a position to feel her up (position sense) you know she’d feel da-yam fine (dynamic fine touch)
Merkel’s Disc – think of Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL
Her body must be pretty hairy (Base of hair corpuscles), and if you find yourself in a position to feel her up (position sense) you know you wouldn’t move your hands too much (static touch)
Pacinian Corpuscles – think of boxer Manny Pacquin
How hard he swings his joints and ligaments to punch (joint and ligament) and how hard you’d have to hit him to get through his thick skin (deep skin), see him dealing with the PRESSURES of boxing, and at the end, VIBRATING the ring ropes madly in victory.

I hope this helps, and I hope even more that I don’t come off looking like a perv.
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