Descending adrenergic input to the primate spinal cord and its possible role in modulation of spinothalamic cells

@article{Carlton1991DescendingAI,
  title={Descending adrenergic input to the primate spinal cord and its possible role in modulation of spinothalamic cells},
  author={Susan M. Carlton and Christopher N Honda and W. S. Willcockson and M Lacrampe and Dongxian Zhang and Luc Denoroy and Jin Mo Chung and William D. Willis},
  journal={Brain Research},
  year={1991},
  volume={543},
  pages={77-90}
}
The present study focuses on 3 different aspects of the descending adrenergic system in the primate: (1) the distribution of adrenergic fibers and terminals in the spinal cord, (2) the source of this input and (3) the possible physiological effects of this system on spinal nociceptive processing. Antibodies to the enzyme phenylethanolamine-N-methyltransferase (PNMT) were employed to map the distribution of epinephrine-containing axonal profiles in the primate spinal cord. Smooth longitudinally… CONTINUE READING