Nerve conduction in the skin © Siemens Stiftung 2019 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Nerve conduction in the skin

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A stimulus is received by a receptor and transmitted across the nerve cells to the brain.

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2020-01-20
The cells of the nervous system are introduced and the basic structure of a nerve cell is described. The process of transmitting a nerve impulse from the skin to the brain is explained based on saltatory conduction.
In addition, the different skin sensors are introduced:
• Free nerve endings
• Tactile corpuscles (Meissner’s corpuscles)
• Cold receptors (Krause’s corpuscles)
• Heat receptors (Ruffini’s corpuscles)
• Pressure receptors (Pacinian corpuscles)
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Biology; Chemistry
Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Nervous system; Sense organ; Skin; Stimulus reception
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