Response properties of periodontal mechanosensitive fibers in the superior dental nerve of the cat.

@article{Tabata1986ResponsePO,
  title={Response properties of periodontal mechanosensitive fibers in the superior dental nerve of the cat.},
  author={Takayoshi Tabata and Keishiro Karita},
  journal={Experimental neurology},
  year={1986},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={469-78}
}
Periodontal mechanosensitive units were detected as single nerve fibers from the anterior branches of five cats, and their receptive fields and optimal stimulus directions were examined. Of 801 units detected, 759 units (95%) responded to movement of only one tooth (single-tooth unit), and 42 units (5%) responded to movement of two or three teeth (multitooth unit). Eighty percent of the single-tooth units were of the sustained type which discharged during more than 1 s to a long-lasting… CONTINUE READING