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Joint Receptors

Scorebuilders Chapter 4

QuestionAnswer
Location of Free Nerve Endings Joint Capsule Ligaments Synovium Fat pads
Sensitivity of Free Nerve Endings One type is sensitive to noxious stimuli, the other is not
Primary Distribution of Free Nerve Endings All Joints
Location of Golgi Ligament Endings Ligaments and adjacent bony attachments
Sensitivity of Golgi Ligament Endings Tension or stretch to ligament
Primary Distribution of Golgi Ligament Ending Majority of joints
Location of Golgi-Mazzoni Corpscles Joint Capsule
Sensitivity of Golgi-Mazzoni Corpscles Compression of joint capsule
Primary Distribution of Golgi-Mazzoni Corpscles Knee joint and capsule
Location of Pacinian Corpuscles Fibrous layer of joint capsule
Sensitivity of Pacinian Corpscles High Frequency vibration Acceleration/high velocity changes in joint position
Primary Distribution of Pacinian Corpscles All Joints
Location of Ruffini Endings Fibrous layer of joint capsule
Sensitivity of Ruffini Endings Stretching of joint capsule Amplitude/velocity of joint position
Primary Distribution of Ruffini Endings Greater density on proximal joints in capsular region
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