Age-related decline of intranasal trigeminal sensitivity: is it a peripheral event?

@article{Frasnelli2003AgerelatedDO,
  title={Age-related decline of intranasal trigeminal sensitivity: is it a peripheral event?},
  author={Johannes Frasnelli and Thomas Hummel},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2003},
  volume={987 2},
  pages={201-6}
}
Compared to younger subjects, older people have a reduced sensitivity of the intranasal trigeminal system which responds to irritation of the nasal cavity. It is unclear whether the cause of this difference relates to age-dependent changes in the periphery of the system. The aim of the present study was the comparison of intranasal trigeminal thresholds assessed through electrophysiological measurements in eight young (four women, four men; mean age 25 years) and eight older subjects (four… CONTINUE READING