Margaríta Martínez-Gómez

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In this study, 40 Japanese, 44 German and 39 Mexican women were presented with 18 everyday odorants. They were asked to rate them for intensity on a six-point scale from not detectable to very strong, for pleasantness on an 11-point scale from -5, to neutral at 0, to +5, and for familiarity on a six-point scale from completely unknown to extremely familiar.(More)
The efferent innervation of the pelvic and pudendal nerves was characterized in this study by identifying the muscles activated by electrical stimulation of the nerves distal to the point at which they bifurcate from the L6-S1 trunk. Pelvic nerve electrical stimulation produced EMG-monitored contraction of the ipsilateral ilio- and pubococcygeus muscles,(More)
Here we describe the nerves innervating the perineal skin together with their sensory fields in the adult female rat. Electrophysiological recording showed that the lumbosacral and L6-S1 trunks, in part by way of the sacral plexus, transmit sensory information from the perineal skin via four nerves: the viscerocutaneous branch of the pelvic nerve(More)
To investigate the influence of experience on odor perception the responses of 40 Japanese and 44 age-matched German women to everyday odorants were compared. Subjects were presented with six 'Japanese,' six 'European' and six 'international' odorants and asked to rate them on intensity, familiarity, pleasantness and edibility, and to describe associations(More)
The present study describes several muscular reflexes produced by genital stimulation, the nerves that subserve them, and the visceral and postural effects induced by these reflexes. Electrical stimulation of the iliococcygeus (ic) and pubococcygeus (pc) (striated) muscles produced movement of the vaginal orifice and wall, membranous urethra, tail and(More)
Pain threshold was determined in female rats using the tail flick test. Latency to respond depended on the locus of the tail heated, with the most distal sites resulting in the shortest response times (Experiment 1). Tail flick latency also varied according to the time of day, with shorter response times recorded around the middle of the dark phase than(More)
Anatomical descriptions of the genitofemoral nerve (GFn) innervating the lower pelvic area are contradictory. Here we re-examine its origin and innervation by its various branches of principal target organs in the male rat. Using gross dissection, electrophysiological techniques and retrograde tracing of motoneurones with horseradish peroxidase, we confirm(More)
The role of the pelvic nerve branches in the mediation of copulatory behavior was investigated. The somatomotor or the viscerocutaneous branch of the pelvic nerve was bilaterally sectioned in sexually experienced male rats. Somatomotor branch surgery had no detectable effect. Viscerocutaneous branch transection altered copulatory parameters that reflect(More)
Responsiveness to pain was determined in female rats across the whole reproductive cycle using the tail-flick test. When tested immediately after mating, pain thresholds were unaltered, whereas 10 min later animals typically demonstrated hyperalgesia (Experiment 1). They also demonstrated hyperalgesia during most of pregnancy, and had significantly lower(More)
Little information is available on the participation of the perineal striated muscles in female reproductive processes. Here, we describe the gross anatomy and innervation of two striated perineal muscles in the female rabbit, the bulbospongiosus (BSM) and ischiocavernosus (ISM), and analyze their reflex electromyographic (EMG) activity in response to(More)