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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


Historical perspective of the synapse

Motoy Kuno

in The Synapse: Function, Plasticity, and Neurotrophism

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198546870
eISBN:
9780191724350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198546870.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The transmitter substance released from a presynaptic terminal diffuses across the synaptic cleft and acts on the postsynaptic cell. A receptor specialized for the transmitter on the postsynaptic ... More


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