Sensory Mechanisms of the Spinal Cord

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 31, 1991 - Medical - 575 pages
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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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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
3
Epicritic versus Protopathic Sensations
9
Chapter
10
Taxonomic Distribution
15
Muscle Receptors
36
Visceral Receptors
42
Processes of Dorsal Root Ganglion Cells
73
Functional Properties of SCT Neurons
315
Pharmacology of SCT Cells
323
Response Properties of Neurons That Project to Nucleus Z
336
Cells of Origin
343
Functional Properties of STT Neurons
360
Pharmacology of STT Cells
379
Functional Properties of SRT Neurons
386
Descending Control of SMT Neurons
394

Chapter 4
79
The Substantia Gelatinosa
94
Lamina III
115
Lamina IV
123
Lamina VI
131
Chapter 5
153
Synaptic Excitation and Inhibition of Interneurons
160
Responses to Natural Stimulation
168
Posterior Lateral Funiculus
221
Chapter 7
230
Alterations in Neural Activity
234
Conclusions
241
Development
247
Postsynaptic Dorsal Column Pathway
256
Dorsal Column Nuclei
265
Response Properties of Neurons in the Dorsal Column Nuclei
283
Pharmacology of Dorsal Column Neurons
296
Chapter 8
307
The Sensory Channels
401
Receptors
402
Summary
414
FlutterVibration
415
Summary
427
Proprioception
428
Summary
435
Pain
436
Receptors
437
Summary
448
Temperature
449
Summary
455
Visceral Sense
456
Summary
457
Conclusions
459
References
463
Index
565
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Page 528 - The sense of flutter-vibration evoked by stimulation of the hairy skin of primates: Comparison of human sensory capacity with the responses of mechanoreceptive afferents innervating the hairy skin of monkeys.
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.
Page 501 - Lumbosacral dorsal root terminations in the nucleus gracilis of the cat. Some observations on terminal degeneration in other medullary sensory nuclei. J.

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