Normal and precocious sprouting of heat nociceptors in the skin of adult rats.

Abstract

The ability of intact cutaneous thermonociceptive C fibers to sprout into adjacent denervated skin, and the effects of this of electrical activity in the axons, were studied in adult rats. The presence of heat-sensitive endings in the back skin was assessed physiologically by the ability of a hot probe to elicit the reflex contraction of the underlying… (More)

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@article{Doucette1987NormalAP, title={Normal and precocious sprouting of heat nociceptors in the skin of adult rats.}, author={Rachel Doucette and J. Diamond}, journal={The Journal of comparative neurology}, year={1987}, volume={261 4}, pages={592-603} }