Control of Nociceptive Transmission in the Spinal Cord by W.D. WillisControl of Nociceptive Transmission in the Spinal Cord by W.D. Willis

Control of Nociceptive Transmission in the Spinal Cord

byW.D. Willis

Paperback | November 24, 2011

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Title:Control of Nociceptive Transmission in the Spinal CordFormat:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 24.4 × 17 × 0.07 inPublished:November 24, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642685684

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Centrifugal Control of Sensory Pathways.- 1.1 General Background.- 1.2 Functional Implieations of Centrifugal Control Systems.- 1.3 Somatosensory Pathways Known to be Subject to Descending Controls.- 1.4 Plan for the Review.- 1.5 Conclusions.- 2 Behavioral Evidence for Descending Control of Nociceptive Transmission.- 2.1 Measures of Analgesia.- 2.1.1 Background.- 2.1.2 Reflex Tests.- 2.1.3 Other Behavioral Responses.- 2.1.4 Human Studies.- 2.1.5 Neural Correlates of Analgesia.- 2.1.6 Analgesia Tests in Studies of Pain Mechanisms.- 2.2 Stimulation-Produced Analgesia.- 2.3 Opiate and Opioid Analgesia.- 2.4 Analgesia from Peripheral Stimulation.- 2.5 Stress-Induced Analgesia.- 2.6 Hypnotic Analgesia.- 2.7 Conclusions.- 3 Pharmacology of Analgesia Due to Descending Control Systems.- 3.1 Overview.- 3.2 Relationship Between SPA and Opiate Analgesia.- 3.3 Role of Monoamines in SPA.- 3.4 Role of Monoamines in Opiate Analgesia.- 3.5 Other Candidate Transmitted and Modulators.- 3.6 Pharmacology of Analgesia Due to Acupuncture and Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation.- 3.7 Conclusions.- 4 Descending Control of the Flexion Reflex.- 4.1 Organization of the Flexion Reflex.- 4.2 Descending Pathways That Control the Flexion Reflex.- 4.3 Conclusions.- 5 Descending Control of Spinal Cord Nociceptive Neurons.- 5.1 Dorsal Horn Interneurons.- 5.2 Sensory Tract Cells.- 5.2.1 FRA-Activated-Tracts.- 5.2.2 Spinothalamic Tract.- 5.2.3 SpinocervicalTract.- 5.2.4 Other Tracts.- 5.3 Conclusions.- 6 Correlations Between the Descending Control of Spinal Cord Nociceptive Pathways and the Operation of the A nalgesia Systems.- 6.1 Flexion Reflex.- 6.2 Nociceptive Dorsal Horn Neurons.- 7 References.- 8 Subject Index.