Visceral pain-peripheral sensitisation.


The viscera receive dual sensory innervation. The majority of visceral sensory fibres terminate in the spinal cord but sensory fibres contained in the vagus and pelvic nerves, which terminate in the brain stem and lumbosacral spinal cord, respectively, also innervate the same visceral organs. Figure 1 illustrates this unique pattern of innervation for the… (More)

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