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Quantitative and qualitative changes in human Meissner’s corpuscle at different ages: a light microscopic analysis

Gh Mohd Bhat, Mohd Saleem Itoo, Bashir Ahmad Shah, Naseer Ahmad Shah, Shameema Banno, Tajamul Hussain.

Background: Meissner’s corpuscle is the most complex sensory receptors of the skin; providing information about rapidly fluctuating mechanical forces acting on the hairless skin. Aim of current study was to study density and structural changes in human Meissner’s corpuscles at different ages
Methods: Samples were obtained from finger tips of fifteen persons and divided into three groups according to age: group A

Key words: Glabrous skin, Meissner’s corpuscle, Meissner’s index, Age changes

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