The contralateral input to the dorsal horn of the spinal cord in the decerebrate spinal rat.

@article{Fitzgerald1982TheCI,
  title={The contralateral input to the dorsal horn of the spinal cord in the decerebrate spinal rat.},
  author={Maria Fitzgerald},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1982},
  volume={236 2},
  pages={275-87}
}
Input from the contralateral limb and tail was examined in the lumbar dorsal horn of decerebrate spinal rats. Fifty-three cells were recorded from laminae 4, 5 and 6 and classified according to their ipsilateral response to natural and electrical stimulation. Twenty-nine (54%) of these cells were found to have inhibitory contralateral fields. This inhibition was evoked by noxious pinching or heating of the skin. In most cases the inhibitory field was a mirror image of the excitatory ipsilateral… CONTINUE READING