Mechanosensation - Cutaneous Mechanoreceptors - Rapidly Adapting and Slowly Adapting Mechanoreceptors

Rapidly Adapting and Slowly Adapting Mechanoreceptors

Mechanoreceptors that possess a large diameter and high myelination are called low-threshold mechanoreceptors. Fibers that respond only to skin movement are termed rapidly adapting mechanoreceptors (RA), while those that respond also static indentation are termed slowly adapting mechanoreceptors (SA).

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