The effect of injury on the properties of afferent fibres in the lingual nerve.

@article{Robinson1992TheEO,
  title={The effect of injury on the properties of afferent fibres in the lingual nerve.},
  author={Peter P. Robinson},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={
          39-45
        }
}
The receptor properties of mechanosensitive afferent fibres in the lingual nerve have been studied using electrophysiological techniques in cats. In normal animals some fibres responded only to mechanical stimulation of filiform or fungiform papillae but others also responded when a cold stimulus was applied to the receptive field. Twelve weeks after crushing the lingual nerve, the regenerated fibres had slower conduction velocities but the receptor properties were not significantly different… CONTINUE READING