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1

What are the three nonencapsulated receptors?

Free nerve endings

Merkel's disk

Hair follicle

2

What is the function of free nerve endings? Are they fast or slow adapting? Are they encapsulated?

Nonencapsulated, slow adapting fibers for PAIN and TEMPERATURE

3

What is the function of Merkel's disk? Are they fast or slow adapting? Are they encapsulated?

Nonencapsulated, slow adapting fibers for TOUCH

4

What is the function of hair follicles? Are they fast or slow adapting? Are they encapsulated?

Nonencapsulated, fast adapting fibers located anywhere there is hair

5

What is the function of Meissner's corpuscle? Encapsulated? Fast or slow adapting?

Encapsulated, fast adapting fiber for 2 pt discrimination

6

What is the function of Pacinian corpuscles? Encapsulated? Fast or slow adapting?

Encapsulated, fast adapting fibers that sense vibration and pressure

7

What is the function of Ruffini endings? Encapsulated? Fast or slow adapting?

Encapsulated, slow adapting fibers for stretch and pressure

8

What is the function of Joint receptors? Encapsulated? Fast or slow adapting?

Encapsulated, slow adapting fibers for joint position

9

What is the function of Neuromuscular spindles? Encapsulated? Fast or slow adapting?

Encapsulated, slow adapting fibers for limb muscle, strength/length

10

What is the function of Golgi Tendon Organs? Encapsulated? Fast or slow adapting?

Encapsulated, slow adapting fibers for muscle tension

11

List the fast adapting fibers

Hair follicles

Meissner corpuscle

Pacinian corpuscle

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