Itch evoked by electrical stimulation of the skin.

@article{Tuckett1982ItchEB,
  title={Itch evoked by electrical stimulation of the skin.},
  author={Robert P. Tuckett},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  year={1982},
  volume={79 6},
  pages={
          368-73
        }
}
Psychophysical experiments were done to test the possibility that a single receptor population signals both itch and pain by generating different patterns of activity for each type of stimulus. Electrical stimulation of hairy skin evoked pruritus in 92% of the subjects tested, and for the majority the pruritus elicited by electrical stimulation felt the same as that provoked by cowhage. The intensity of pruritus increased with the frequency of stimulation with no change in the quality of the… CONTINUE READING

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