The relative effects of transection of the gustatory branches of the seventh and ninth cranial nerves on NaCl taste detection in rats.

@article{Blonde2006TheRE,
  title={The relative effects of transection of the gustatory branches of the seventh and ninth cranial nerves on NaCl taste detection in rats.},
  author={Ginger D. Blonde and Mircea Garcea and Alan C. Spector},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={120 3},
  pages={580-9}
}
Chorda tympani nerve (CT) transection in rats severely impairs NaCl taste detection. These rats can detect higher concentrations of NaCl, however, suggesting that remaining oral nerves maintain some salt sensibility. Rats were tested in a gustometer with a 2-response operant taste-detection task before and after sham surgery (n = 5), combined transection of the CT and the greater superficial petrosal nerves (GSP; 7x, n = 6), or transection of the glossopharyngeal nerve (GL; 9x, n = 4… CONTINUE READING

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