Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger,
Peer Review Status: Externally Peer Reviewed
Rhesus monkey, 10% formalin, Bodian silver, 550 x.
Axon: Myelinated sensory axon leading to the central nervous system.
Axon arborization: Encapsulated nonmyelinated terminal receptor branches of the sensory axon. They appear here as fine black lines within the capsule.
Sheath: Collagenous connective tissue spherical sheath or capsule enclosing the axon arborizations.
Connective tissue: Collagenous connective tissue of the lamina propria.
The end bulbs of Krause* are prevalent in mucous membranes and are believed to be cold temperature receptors.
*Krause was a nineteenth-century German anatomist.
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