Spinal ventral root after-discharges as a pain index: involvement of NK-1 and NMDA receptors.

@article{Yamamoto2006SpinalVR,
  title={Spinal ventral root after-discharges as a pain index: involvement of NK-1 and NMDA receptors.},
  author={Shohei Yamamoto and Motoko Honda and Mitsuo Tanabe and Hideki Ono},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2006},
  volume={1082 1},
  pages={115-23}
}
Nociceptive signals are transmitted to the spinal dorsal horn via primary afferent fibers, and the signals induce withdrawal reflexes by activating spinal motoneurons in the ventral horn. Therefore, nociceptive stimuli increase motoneuronal firing and ventral root discharges. This study was aimed to develop a method for the study of pain mechanisms and… CONTINUE READING