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1

which fiber types have free nerve endings?

C- slow, unmyelinated fibers that carry pain and temp
A-delta: fast myelinated

2

where are nerve fibers with free nerve endings located?

all skin, epidermis, some viscera

3

what senses do nerves with free endings carry?

pain and temperature

4

what types of nerve fibers have meissner's corpuscles?

large, myelinated fibers that adapt quickly

5

where are meissner's corpuscles?

glabrous (hairless) skin

6

fibers with meissner's corpuscles transmit what information?

dynamic, fine/light touch, position sense

7

What types of fibers have pacinian corpuscles?

large, myelinated fibers

8

where are pacinian corpuscles located?

deep skin layers, ligaments and joints

9

what information do pacinian corpuscles transmit?

vibration, pressure

10

what type of fibers have Merkel's discs?

large myelinated fibers that adapt slowly

11

where are merkel's discs located?

hair follicles

12

what information do merkel's discs transmit?

pressure, deep static tough (eg shapes, edges), position sense