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|End-bulb of Krause.|
|Gray's||subject #233 1060|
The bulboid corpuscles (end-bulbs of Krause) are cutaneous receptors in the human body.
They were once thought to mediate temperature but are now known to have the ability to detect low-frequency vibration.
They are minute cylindrical or oval bodies, consisting of a capsule formed by the expansion of the connective-tissue sheath of a medullated fiber, and containing a soft semifluid core in which the axis-cylinder terminates either in a bulbous extremity or in a coiled-up plexiform mass.
For eample they are found in the:
- conjunctiva of the eye (where they are spheroidal in shape in humans, but cylindrical in most other animals),
- mucous membrane of the lips and tongue,
- epineurium of nerve trunks.
- penis and the clitoris and have received the name of genital corpuscles; in these situations they have a mulberry-like appearance, being constricted by connective-tissue septa into from two to six knob-like masses.
- synovial membranes of certain joints, e. g., those of the fingers, rounded or oval end-bulbs occur, and are designated articular end-bulbs.
- ↑ Who Named It synd/2425
- ↑ W. Krause. Die terminalen Körperchen der einfach sensiblen Nerven. Hannover, 1860.
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