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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 1 - Cells Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 6 - Nervous Tissue

Plate 6.126 End Bulb of Krause

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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Tongue lamina propria

Plate 6.126 End Bulb of Krause

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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