Stretch sensitivity of mechanoreceptor neurons in rat hairy skin.

Abstract

1. Cutaneous mechanoreceptor neurons were recorded in a preparation of isolated rat skin while the skin was stretched with an apparatus that allowed the parameters of tensile stress and strain to be controlled. 2. SA2 afferents were strongly directionally selective in response to stretch. Their responses were correlated most strongly with the tensile stress… (More)

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