Functional recovery of taste sensitivity to sodium chloride depends on regeneration of the chorda tympani nerve after transection in the rat.

@article{Kopka2001FunctionalRO,
  title={Functional recovery of taste sensitivity to sodium chloride depends on regeneration of the chorda tympani nerve after transection in the rat.},
  author={Stacy L. Kopka and Alan C. Spector},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={115 5},
  pages={1073-85}
}
Chorda tympani nerve (CT) transection (CTX) raises sodium chloride (NaCl) taste detection threshold, but the effect of CT regeneration on NaCl threshold is unknown. This experiment examined whether CT regeneration supports normal NaCl threshold in the rat. Thresholds were measured with a 2-lever operant procedure. Thresholds increased more than 1 order of… CONTINUE READING