Behavioral responses to uterine or vaginal distension in the rat

@article{Berkley1995BehavioralRT,
  title={Behavioral responses to uterine or vaginal distension in the rat},
  author={Karen J. Berkley and Elizabeth Wood and Shelley L. Scofield and Monica K Little},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1995},
  volume={61},
  pages={121-131}
}
Afferent fibers in the rat hypogastric and pelvic nerves supply the uterus and vagina, respectively, the former being responsive mainly to intense uterine stimuli, the latter to gentle and intense vaginal stimuli (Berkley et al. 1993c). If such responses result in sensory experiences, those produced by uterine and vaginal stimulation should differ, uterine stimuli being experienced mainly as pain and vaginal stimuli experienced in various ways, including pain. To test this hypothesis, 48 young… CONTINUE READING

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