Maturational changes in the thermal nociceptive responses of developing rats.

Some find developmental differences in rodent thermal nociceptive responses and others do not. To address these inconsistencies, the escape latencies of immature (5-to 25-day-old) and adult (3-to 4-month-old) albino rats were recorded following tail exposure to different intensities of radiant heat (650-W halogen lamp placed 10-30 mm from the tail) or… CONTINUE READING