W S Ammons

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Background activity of spinoreticular tract neurons in the T1-T4 segments was on average inhibited 80% by electrical stimulation of nucleus raphe magnus. Nucleus raphe magnus stimulation inhibited responses of spinoreticular tract neurons to somatic input produced by touching the skin and hair (innocuous stimulus) or pinching the skin and muscle (noxious(More)
Studies of renal afferent fibers and their functions have continued since the work of Pines in 1959 (Fiziol. Zh. SSSR Im. I M Sechenova 45: 1339-1347, 1959). The kidney contains mechanoreceptors and chemoreceptors that appear to have two major functions. First, renal mechano- and chemoreceptors evoke a variety of renorenal reflexes, while more global(More)
Spinothalamic and spinoreticular neurons in the C8-T5 spinal segments were examined for responsiveness to occlusion of the left main, left circumflex (CX), or left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery in monkeys and cats. Four types of cell response to occlusion were observed, as follows: 1) cell activity increased (6 responses) or decreased (1(More)
Spinothalamic tract neurons projecting to medial thalamus (M-STT cells), ventral posterior lateral nucleus (VPL) of the thalamus (L-STT cells), or both thalamic regions (LM-STT cells) were studied in 19 monkeys anesthetized with alpha-chloralose. Twenty-seven M-STT cells were antidromically activated from nucleus centralis lateralis, nucleus centrum(More)
Spinothalamic (ST) neurons in the C8-T5 segments of the spinal cord were examined for responses to electrical stimulation of the left thoracic vagus nerve (LTV). Seventy-one ST neurons were studied in 39 anesthetized monkeys (Macaca fascicularis). Each neuron could be excited by manipulation of its somatic field and by electrical stimulation of(More)
Effects of stimulating the left thoracic vagus nerve on the responses of spinothalamic neurons to electrical stimulation of cardiopulmonary sympathetic afferent fibers and to intracardiac injections of bradykinin were determined. Experiments were performed on 39 monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) tranquilized with ketamine and anesthetized with alpha-chloralose.(More)
Effects of electrical stimulation of the left greater splanchnic nerve (SPL) on T1-T5 spinothalamic (STT) neurons were determined. Eighty-five STT neurons were studied in 36 anesthetized monkeys (Macaca fascicularis). All neurons were excited by manipulation of their somatic receptive fields and by electrical stimulation of cardiopulmonary (CP) sympathetic(More)
Effects of injecting bradykinin (2 micrograms/kg) into the left atrium on spinothalamic tract neurons projecting to medial thalamus (M-STT cells), to the ventral posterior lateral nucleus of the thalamus (L-STT cells), or to both (LM-STT cells) were examined in 18 monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) anesthetized with alpha-chloralose. Bradykinin increased cell(More)