Effects of midbrain and medullary stimulation on spinomesencephalic tract cells in the cat.

@article{Yezierski1990EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of midbrain and medullary stimulation on spinomesencephalic tract cells in the cat.},
  author={Robert Yezierski},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={240-55}
}
1. The effects of electrical stimulation at different rostrocaudal levels of the midbrain, and at sites in the rostral medulla ipsilateral and contralateral to spinal recording sites, were evaluated against the responses of 46 cells belonging to the cat spinomesencephalic tract (SMT). 2. Inhibitory and/or excitatory effects of brain stem stimulation were observed on SMT cells that responded best (26 cells) or exclusively (12 cells) to noxious mechanical or thermal stimuli, as well as on 7 cells… CONTINUE READING