Effects of a liquid diet on the response properties of temporomandibular joint nociceptive neurons in the trigeminal subnucleus caudalis of growing rats.

@article{Hiranuma2013EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a liquid diet on the response properties of temporomandibular joint nociceptive neurons in the trigeminal subnucleus caudalis of growing rats.},
  author={Maya Hiranuma and Satoshi Kokai and Koichi Fujita and Takayoshi Ishida and Mai Shibata and Satomi Naito and Tadachika Yabushita and Taketoshi Ono},
  journal={Orthodontics & craniofacial research},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={214-22}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether low mechanical loading on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) when ingesting a liquid diet affects the response properties of neurons in the trigeminal spinal tract subnucleus caudalis (Sp5C) in growing rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Shortly after weaning, 2-week-old male rats were fed chow pellets (control) or a liquid diet… CONTINUE READING