What are corpuscles?

Some articles on corpuscles, corpuscle:

Atomic Model - History - Discovery of Subatomic Particles
... than being a form of light, were composed of very light negatively charged particles he called "corpuscles" (they would later be renamed electrons by other scientists) ... Thomson believed that the corpuscles emerged from the molecules of gas around the cathode ... that atoms were divisible, and that the corpuscles were their building blocks ...
Lamellar Corpuscle - Function
... Lamellar corpuscles detect gross pressure changes and vibrations and are rapidly adapting (phasic) receptors ... Any deformation in the corpuscle causes action potentials to be generated by opening pressure-sensitive sodium ion channels in the axon membrane ... These corpuscles are especially susceptible to vibrations, which they can sense even centimeters away ...
Abraham Vater
... vibration and pressure changes, and thus were to become known as Pacinian corpuscles ... Today, the term "Vater-Pacini corpuscles" is sometimes used to credit the discoveries of both men ... one of several types of mechanoreceptors in the body, some others being Meissner corpuscles (tactile and touch receptors), Ruffini corpuscles (respond to skin stretch and torque), and Krause ...
List Of Subjects In Gray's Anatomy: X. The Organs Of The Senses And The Common Integument - The Peripheral Organs of The Special Senses - Peripheral Terminations of Nerves of General Sensations (Gray's s233) - Gray's page #1061
... special end-organs corpuscles of Herbst corpuscles of Golgi and Mazzoni tactile corpuscles of Wagner and Meissner Corpuscles of Ruffini neurotendinous ...
Hassall's Corpuscles
... Hassall's corpuscles (or thymic corpuscles (bodies)) are structures found in the medulla of the human thymus, formed from eosinophilic type VI epithelial reticular ... The function of Hassall's corpuscles is currently unclear, and the absence of this structure in the murine thymus has restricted mechanistic dissection ... It is known that Hassall's corpuscles are a potent source of the cytokine TSLP ...