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Thermal inhibition of nociceptor-driven spinal cord neurones in the rat

Kanui, Titus Ikusya1

doi: 10.1016/0304-3959(85)90087-9
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The inhibitory effects of cutaneous thermal stimulation have been tested on background and noxious-evoked discharge of neurones in the lumbar spinal cord of anaesthetized rats. Inhibition of background discharges by warming and of noxiousevoked discharges by warming and/or cooling have been demonstrated. Thermal inhibition may be a neural basis for thermal analgesia.

Department of Veterinary Physiology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 1QH U.K.

1Present address: Department of Animal Physiology, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197, Nairobi, Kenya.

Submitted November 29, 1983; accepted October 22, 1984.

© Lippincott-Raven Publishers.
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