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Chemical excitation and sensitization in nociceptors

Kress Michaela and Reeh Peter W.

in Neurobiology of Nociceptors

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523345
eISBN:
9780191724527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523345.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

From early psychophysical studies a variety of exogenous and endogenous substances have been found to induce pain and hyperalgesia, that is, to be algogenic. To study the underlying mechanisms ... More


The Messengers 1

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

At Cambridge, Elliott, and then Langley, speculate that impulses liberate chemicals from nerve endings. Others, including Adrian, believe that nerve endings exert their effects by electric currents ... More


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