Progress in Sensory Physiology 9 by G.N. AkoevProgress in Sensory Physiology 9 by G.N. Akoev

Progress in Sensory Physiology 9

byG.N. Akoev, G.N. Andrianov, R.D. Foreman

Paperback | December 16, 2011

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Sympathetic afferent fibers originate from a visceral organ, course in the thoracolumbar rami communicantes, have cell bodies located in dorsal root ganglia, and terminate in the gray matter of the spinal cord. Sympathetic afferent fibers from the heart transmit information about noxious stimuli associated with myocardial ischemia, i. e. angina pectoris. Previous reviews have described the characteristics of cardiovascular sympathetic afferent fibers (Bishop et al. 1983; Malliani 1982). This review summarizes that work and focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying the complexities of angina pectoris. In order to understand anginal pain, cells forming the classical pain pathway, the spinothalamic tract (STn, were chosen for study. These cells were chosen to address questions about anginal pain because they transmit nociceptive informa­ of pain. Antidromic tion to brain regions that are involved in the perception activation of STT cells provided a means of identifying cells involved with trans­ mission of nociceptive information in anesthetized animals. Other ascending pathways may also transmit nociceptive information, but many studies show that the STT plays an important role. Visceral pain is commonly referred to overlying somatic structures. The pain of angina pectoris can be sensed over a wide area of the thorax: in the retrosternal, precordial anterior thoracic, and anterior cervical regions of the chest; in the left or sometimes even the right shoulder, arm, wrist, or hand; or in the jaw and teeth (Harrison and Reeves 1968).
Title:Progress in Sensory Physiology 9Format:PaperbackDimensions:227 pages, 24.4 × 17 × 0.01 inPublished:December 16, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Organization of the Spinothalamic Tract as a Relay for Cardiopulmonary Sympathetic Afferent Fiber Activity.- Synaptic Transmission in the Mechano- and Electroreceptors of the Acousticolateral System.- Experimental Models of Sensorineural Hearing Loss - Effects of Noise and Ototoxic Drugs on Hearing.- Sensing of Endogenous Chemicals in Control of Feeding.- Structure and Function of the Vomeronasal System - The Vomeronasal Organ as a Priming Pheromone Receptor in Mammals.