Pruritus in certain internal diseases.

  title={Pruritus in certain internal diseases.},
  author={Diana H Yonova},
  volume={11 2},
In the past it was widely believed that pain and itching are transmitted by the same nerve pathway with the low intensity stimulation of unmyelinated polymodal C fibers resulting in sensation of pruritus whereas high intensity stimulation causing pain. In recent experiments however, stimulation of single unmyelinated C fibers led to the identification of two kinds of fibers. Stimulation of most of these fibers induces pain, whereas a small number of fibers provoke the sensation of itching… CONTINUE READING
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