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Human anatomy, including structure and development and practical considerations . size, each corpuscle is sup-plied by one or more nerve-fibres which enter inthe vicinity of the base, as the deeper end iscalled, and, on piercing the capsule and losingthe medullary sheath, divide into a number ofnaked axis-cylinders. These pass across thecorpuscle in parallel or spiral windings and arebeset with fusiform and pyriform varicosities,similar enlargements marking the ends of theterminal threads. The entire fibrillar interlace-ment is embedded within a semifluid substanceand enclosed bv a thin nuclea

Human anatomy, including structure and development and practical considerations . size, each corpuscle is sup-plied by one or more nerve-fibres which enter inthe vicinity of the base, as the deeper end iscalled, and, on piercing the capsule and losingthe medullary sheath, divide into a number ofnaked axis-cylinders. These pass across thecorpuscle in parallel or spiral windings and arebeset with fusiform and pyriform varicosities,similar enlargements marking the ends of theterminal threads. The entire fibrillar interlace-ment is embedded within a semifluid substanceand enclosed bv a thin nuclea Stock Photo
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Human anatomy, including structure and development and practical considerations . size, each corpuscle is sup-plied by one or more nerve-fibres which enter inthe vicinity of the base, as the deeper end iscalled, and, on piercing the capsule and losingthe medullary sheath, divide into a number ofnaked axis-cylinders. These pass across thecorpuscle in parallel or spiral windings and arebeset with fusiform and pyriform varicosities, similar enlargements marking the ends of theterminal threads. The entire fibrillar interlace-ment is embedded within a semifluid substanceand enclosed bv a thin nucleated fibrous capsule.The Corpuscles of Ruffini.—These end-ings are also found within the skin, but at deeper levels, near and sometimes withinthe subcorium. They are of large size, sometimes measuring as much as 1.35 mm.in length, and of an elongated fusiform contour. The nerve-fibres, often two ormore, which usually join the capsule on the side, less frequently near one end, retainthe medullary sheath for some distance after penetrating the capsule and throughout e Fig. S72.. ^ %^ S >i^ h> V f5| J Corpuscle of Meissner lying within papillaof corium of skin from finger; only deeperlayers of overlying epidermis are shown; w, entering nerve-fibre. ? 270. loi8 HUMAN ANATOMY. Ku;. .S73.

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