Sensory Receptors and Peripheral Nerves

  • William D. WillisJr.
  • Richard E. Coggeshall
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Abstract

Peripheral nerves are composed of the axons of somatic and visceral sensory neurons and of somatic and autonomic motor neurons, along with the investing connective-tissue sheaths (epineurium, perineurium, and endoneurium; see Landon, 1976; Ross et al., 1995). The axons may be myelinated or unmyelinated (Fig. 2.1; Peters et al., 1976; Willis and Grossman, 1981). Since the emphasis will be on sensory mechanisms, the characteristics of motor axons will not be considered.

Keywords

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • William D. WillisJr.
    • 1
  • Richard E. Coggeshall
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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