Sensory Mechanisms of the Spinal Cord
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 31, 1991 - Medical - 575 pages
As stated in the preface to the first edition, the goal of this monograph is to provide an overview of current thought about the spinal cord mechanisms responsible for sensory processing. We hope that the book will be of value to both basic neuroscientists and clinicians. The organization of the monograph has followed the original plan in most respects, although the emphasis has changed with respect to many topics because of recent advances. In particular, a substantial increase in the number of investigations of the dorsal root ganglion has led us to devote a chapter to this topic. The treatment of chemical neuroanatomy in the dorsal horn, as well as the relevant neuropharmacology, has also been expanded considerably. Another major emphasis is on the results of experiments employing microneurography in human subjects. We thank Margie Watson and Lyn Schilling for their assistance with the typing and Griselda Gonzales for preparing the illustrations.
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Epicritic versus Protopathic Sensations
Processes of Dorsal Root Ganglion Cells
Functional Properties of SCT Neurons
Pharmacology of SCT Cells
Response Properties of Neurons That Project to Nucleus Z
Cells of Origin
Functional Properties of STT Neurons
Pharmacology of STT Cells
Functional Properties of SRT Neurons
Descending Control of SMT Neurons
The Substantia Gelatinosa
Synaptic Excitation and Inhibition of Interneurons
Responses to Natural Stimulation
Posterior Lateral Funiculus
Alterations in Neural Activity
Postsynaptic Dorsal Column Pathway
Dorsal Column Nuclei
Response Properties of Neurons in the Dorsal Column Nuclei
Pharmacology of Dorsal Column Neurons
A. G. Brown activity afferent fibers antidromically axons Basbaum cats cell bodies cells in lamina cervical CGRP collaterals contralateral cuneate nucleus cutaneous dendrites discharge dorsal column neurons dorsal column nuclei dorsal funiculus dorsal horn dorsal horn neurons dorsal lateral funiculus dorsal root DRG cells enkephalin evoked excited fasciculus GABA glabrous skin glutamate Golgi gracilis hair follicle hair movement high-threshold hindlimb Iggo inhibition inhibitory injection interneurons labeled cells lamina lateral funiculus LCN neurons lesion mechanoreceptors monkeys muscle afferent fibers myelinated nerve neurons neurons in lamina nociceptive nociceptors noxious heat noxious stimuli nucleus gracilis Pacinian corpuscles pain pathway peptides peripheral Perl postsynaptic dorsal column potentials presynaptic primary afferent fibers quadrant rapidly adapting rats receptive fields responses rostral Rustioni Scheibel sensation sensory slowly adapting somatotopic spinal cord spinothalamic stimulation STT cells STT neurons substantia gelatinosa synaptic tactile thalamus threshold tract types unmyelinated ventral vesicles visceral volleys
Page 511 - Primary sensory neurons of the rat showing calcitonin gene-related peptide immunoreactivity and their relation to substance P-, somatostatin-, galanin-, vasoactive intestinal polypeptide- and cholecystokininimmunoreactive ganglion cells. Cell Tissue Res.
Page 531 - G. (1972). Detection thresholds for stimuli in humans and monkeys: Comparison with threshold events in mechanoreceptive afferent nerve fibers innervating the monkey hand.
Page 510 - Vallbo, AB (1979). Tactile sensibility in the human hand: Relative and absolute densities of four types of mechanoreceptive units in glabrous skin.
Page 511 - Differential effects of electrical stimulation of sciatic nerve on metabolic activity in spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion in the rat. Proc.
Page 528 - Mense S, Meyer H 1985 Different types of slowly conducting afferent units in cat skeletal muscle and tendon.