Sprouting of primary afferent fibers after spinal cord transection in the rat.

@article{Krenz1998SproutingOP,
  title={Sprouting of primary afferent fibers after spinal cord transection in the rat.},
  author={N R Krenz and Lynne C. Weaver},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={1998},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={443-58}
}
After spinal cord injury, hyper-reflexia can lead to episodic hypertension, muscle spasticity and urinary bladder dyssynergia. This condition may be caused by primary afferent fiber sprouting providing new input to partially denervated spinal interneurons, autonomic neurons and motor neurons. However, conflicting reports concerning afferent neurite sprouting after cord injury do not provide adequate information to associate sprouting with hyper-reflexia. Therefore, we studied the effect of mid… CONTINUE READING