The contribution of sensory nerves to cutaneous vasodilatation of the forearm and leg to local skin warming

Abstract

Introduction The initial cutaneous vasodilatory response to local skin heating is greater in the forearm than in the leg (1). While the initial vasodilatation of the forearm in response to local heating is primarily dependent on sensory nerves (2), their role in the leg is unknown. We compared the contribution of sensory nerves in regulating the cutaneous vasodilatory response of the forearm and leg to local heating using a local anaesthetic (EMLA) cream.

DOI: 10.1186/2046-7648-4-S1-A125

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@inproceedings{Mallette2015TheCO, title={The contribution of sensory nerves to cutaneous vasodilatation of the forearm and leg to local skin warming}, author={Matthew M. Mallette and Gary Hodges and Andrew T Del Pozzi and Gregory W McGarr and Stephen S Cheung}, booktitle={Extreme Physiology & Medicine}, year={2015} }