Thermal inhibition of nociceptor-driven spinal cord neurones in the rat
Kanui, Titus Ikusya
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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.