Capsaicin differentially influences somatosensory cortical responses evoked by peripheral electrical or mechanical stimulation.

@article{Toldi1992CapsaicinDI,
  title={Capsaicin differentially influences somatosensory cortical responses evoked by peripheral electrical or mechanical stimulation.},
  author={J{\'o}zsef Toldi and Ferenc Jo{\'o} and James R. Wolfe},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={1992},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={135-9}
}
The effects of capsaicin injected intraperitoneally (200 micrograms/kg) or applied locally to the cortical surface (10(-5) M) were studied on cortical potentials evoked by peripheral electrical or mechanical stimulation. Capsaicin treatment (i.p.) differentially influenced the cortical evoked potentials depending on the type of stimulation. Just after both types of capsaicin application, the responses to both kinds of stimuli decreased in amplitude. Additionally, during this time a short fall… CONTINUE READING