Decreased face primary motor cortex (face-M1) excitability induced by noxious stimulation of the rat molar tooth pulp is dependent on the functional integrity of face-M1 astrocytes

@article{Awamleh2015DecreasedFP,
  title={Decreased face primary motor cortex (face-M1) excitability induced by noxious stimulation of the rat molar tooth pulp is dependent on the functional integrity of face-M1 astrocytes},
  author={L. Awamleh and Henry Pun and J.-C. Lee and Limor Avivi-Arber},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={233},
  pages={1261-1272}
}
Acute inflammatory dental pain is a prevalent condition often associated with limited jaw movements. Mustard oil (MO, a small-fiber excitant/inflammatory irritant) application to the rat molar tooth pulp induces increased excitability (i.e., central sensitization) of trigeminal medullary dorsal horn (MDH) nociceptive neurons that can be modulated by MDH… CONTINUE READING