Sensory Receptors and Peripheral Nerves



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.


Afferent Fiber Sensory Receptor Pacinian Corpuscle Cold Receptor Golgi Tendon Organ 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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