Effect of cervical sympathetic nerve stimulation on nociceptive jaw opening reflex in the cat

C. Grassi, M. Passatore

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Abstract

In anaesthetized cats the electrical stimulation of the cervical sympathetic nerve induces a considerable increase (150-250%) in the nociceptive jaw opening reflex elicited by tooth pulp stimulation (JOR). The mechanisms potentially responsible for this effect are discussed and the possibility is suggested, that a portion of the response is due to a modulatory action exerted by the sympathetic on the nociceptive input.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-552
Number of pages6
JournalFunctional Neurology
Volume2
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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