Nerve endings in skin of the australian black snake
Article first published online: 2 FEB 2005
Copyright © 1969 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 164, Issue 3, pages 259–265, July 1969
How to Cite
Proske, U. (1969), Nerve endings in skin of the australian black snake. Anat. Rec., 164: 259–265. doi: 10.1002/ar.1091640302
- Issue published online: 2 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 2 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 FEB 1969
- Manuscript Received: 4 FEB 1969
Histological preparations from skin of the Australian black snake, Pseudechis Porthyriacus have revealed myelinated nerve fibers terminating in several structures. The commonest of these, the simple “End Button,” was seen in the epidermis from all regions of the body. An end organ, the “touch corpuscle” occurred in the epidermis of the upper and lower lip, while in the dermis of the upper and lower jaw an encapsulated structure, the “club corpuscle” was frequently encountered. These more complex structures could not be revealed in skin of the trunk where only “end buttons” were seen.