The distal section of the axon may either be a bare nerve ending or encapsulated by a structure that helps relay specific information to nerve. For example, a Meissner's corpuscle or Pacinian corpuscle may encapsulate the nerve ending, rendering the distal process sensitive to mechanical stimulation, such as stroking or vibration, respectively.
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... The proximal straight section is divided into three longitudinal lobes a smooth lobe on either side and a transversely ridged lobe running between them ... The distal section is thought to be an extension of the middle and anterior lobes of the proximal section ... While the anterior lobe widens in the distal section, the posterior lobe of the proximal section narrows until it ends at the base of the distal section ...
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