Inhibition of the spinal transmission of nociceptive information by supraspinal stimulation in the cat.

In cats anaesthetized with alpha-chloralose or sodium pentobarbitone a study was made of the effects of supraspinal electrical stimulation on the excitation of dorsal horn neurones by noxious and non-noxious cutaneous stimuli. Stimulation near the dorsal raphe of the midbrain non-selectively reduced the responses of neurones to both noxious and non-noxious… CONTINUE READING