Effects of food consistency on the modulatory mode of the digastric reflex during chewing in freely behaving rabbits.

@article{Yamamura1998EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of food consistency on the modulatory mode of the digastric reflex during chewing in freely behaving rabbits.},
  author={Kensuke Yamamura and Makoto Inoue and Naoya Igarashi and Yoshitomo Takahashi and Yoshiaki Yamada},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1998},
  volume={796 1-2},
  pages={257-64}
}
Effects of food consistency on the mode of the phase-linked modulation in the digastric reflex amplitude were examined in naturally chewing rabbits. Two test foods with different textures (bread as a soft food, pellet as a hard food) were used. The digastric reflex was elicited by electrical stimulation (10 train pulses at 2 kHz) of the inferior alveolar nerve. The amplitude of the digastric reflex measured was divided into three categories depending on the chewing phases in which the stimulus… CONTINUE READING