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Because the hair folicule ending can detect hair movement and therefore pressure, so the meissner corpuscles are not needed.
Meissner's corpuscles and hair follicle receptors
In the skin.
in the skin
The Merkel's disks are the receptors for pressure.
It's the encapsulated endings- nerves that are found in the skin and joint capsules (end bulb of Krause, Ruffini corpuscles, Meissner's corpuscles, Pacinian corpuscles); skeletal muscle (neuromuscular spindles); muscle-tendon junctions (Golgi tendon organ)
Sensory receptors in the skin (cutaneous receptors) are generally of the mechanoreceptor, nociceptor, and thermoreceptor types. Mechanoreceptors sense pressure (such as touch) and vibrations and for example include Meissner corpuscles, Merkel disks, Ruffini corpuscles and Pacinian corpuscles. Nociceptors sense pain caused by damage. Thermoreceptors convey feelings of heat or cold. Chemoreceptors that sense the presence of specific chemicals are sometimes present depending on location but are generally not found on exposed skin.
There are a few differences actually. Firstly, the skin on your palms (includes palm-side of entire hand) and the bottom of your feet is thick skin, whereas the rest of your body is covered in thin skin (with your eyelids being the thinnest). Thick skin has a fifth layer in the epidermal stratum, the stratum lucidum, that lies above the stratum granulosome and is not found in thin skin. Also, since the fingertips are highly receptive to light touch, they are one of the few places that have Meissner's corpuscles. Meissner's corpuscles are the most sensitive (to touch) nerve endings in the skin. They can also be found in the lips, palms, soles of your feet and tongue.
The skin around the anus is naturally hairy in adults.
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Hairy skin .