2 Senses in the SkinThere are several different types of sensory nerve endings in the skinThese endings are called receptors because they are the parts of the nervous system from which information is receivedThe receptors are named according to their function
7 Pressure Receptors (Pacinian corpuscle) Located beneath the dermisStimulated by heavy pressure
8 Pain Receptors (Nociceptor) Located in the epidermis and dermisEvenly distributed throughout the skinThey occur almost everywhere throughout the body except the brainThis is why we can be awake during brain surgery and still feel sensation, but no pain
12 Sweat Glands Adults have over 2 million sweat glands There are two types:The first kind is found everywhere on the body except on the lips. They produce a watery solution of salt and urea which evaporates from the skin and cools the body
15 The second kind is found under the arms and in the groin area The second kind is found under the arms and in the groin area. They produce a thicker liquid. The bacteria on your skin feed off this and produce substances that stink!