Properties of intraoral mechanoreceptors represented in the mesencephalic nucleus of the fifth nerve in the cat.

@article{Linden1978PropertiesOI,
  title={Properties of intraoral mechanoreceptors represented in the mesencephalic nucleus of the fifth nerve in the cat.},
  author={Roger W A Linden},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1978},
  volume={279},
  pages={395-408}
}
1. The activity of neurones in the mesencephalic nucleus of the fifth nerve that respond to forces applied to the teeth were recorded using extracellular microelectrodes; the properties of these neurones have been studied. 2. Electrophysiological evidence consistent with the view that primary afferent intraoral mechanoreceptor fibres have their cell bodies in the trigeminal mesencephalic nucleus is presented. 3. Two groups of intraoral mechanoreceptor neurones were found. The first group, the… CONTINUE READING