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Hairy sensation

Item Type:Review
Title:Hairy sensation
Creators Name:Lechner, S.G. and Lewin, G.R.
Abstract:The hairs of the skin not only function to prevent heat loss but also have important sensory functions. Recent work has now established that each hair of the skin is innervated by one or more of three types of mechanoreceptor ending. Each of these three mechanoreceptor types possesses distinct molecular features and detects distinctive information about skin touch, which is relayed to specific brain locations in a somatotopic fashion.
Keywords:Afferent Neurons, Afferent Pathways, Cellular Mechanotransduction, Evoked Potentials, Hair, Hair Follicle, Mechanoreceptors, Skin, Touch, Animals
Source:Physiology
ISSN:1548-9213
Publisher:American Physiological Society (U.S.A.)
Volume:28
Number:3
Page Range:142-150
Date:May 2013
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1152/physiol.00059.2012
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