The effect of neonatal capsaicin treatment on gustatory behavior in the albino rat.

@article{Ganchrow1992TheEO,
  title={The effect of neonatal capsaicin treatment on gustatory behavior in the albino rat.},
  author={Judith R. Ganchrow and Ze'ev Seltzer and N Bitchacho},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1992},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={1037-42}
}
Small-diameter fibers present in gustatory peripheral nerves have historically been suspected of relaying information about the bitter quality of a taste stimulus. Neonatally injected capsaicin irreversibly destroys a proportion of unmyelinated C- and some A delta-fibers. Consummatory responses to increasing concentrations of quinine and other chemical… CONTINUE READING