Cutaneous receptor

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A cutaneous receptor is a types of sensory receptor found in the dermis or epidermis.

Types

Morphology

Cutaneous receptors are at the ends of neurons. They are usually encapsulated in elaborate cellular corpuscles. Generally, they are linked to collagen-fibre networks within the capsule. Ion channels are situated near these networks.

In sensory transduction, the affarent neurons transmit the message through a synapse in the thalamusto the somatosensory cortex.

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