Stimulation of saphenous afferent nerve produces vasodilatation of the vasa nervorum via an axon reflex-like mechanism in the sciatic nerve of anesthetized rats.

@article{Hotta1996StimulationOS,
  title={Stimulation of saphenous afferent nerve produces vasodilatation of the vasa nervorum via an axon reflex-like mechanism in the sciatic nerve of anesthetized rats.},
  author={Harumi Hotta and Akio Sato and Yuko Sato and Sae Uchida},
  journal={Neuroscience research},
  year={1996},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={305-8}
}
The present study was intended to examine the physiological relevance of peptidergic afferent vasodilative fibers in the regulation of blood flow in the vasa nervorum, with special reference to the axon reflex. The response of nerve blood flow (NBF) in the sciatic nerve to electrical stimulation of saphenous nerve afferents was examined using laser Doppler flowmetry in anesthetized rats whose lumbosacral afferents and efferents had been disconnected from the spinal cord. Repetitive electrical… CONTINUE READING