Rostral trigeminal projections signal perioral facial pain

James G. Broton*, Joel P Rosenfeld

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Sagittal knife cuts were made interrupting efferent projections of either the rostral or the caudal trigeminal nuclear complex in the rat. Only rostral cuts resulted in significant, specific deficits in ipsilateral facial nociception. These results are not consistent with a well-known view which emphasizes only caudal nuclear projections as critical for orofacial pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-400
Number of pages6
JournalBrain research
Volume243
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 1982

Keywords

  • behavior
  • knife cut
  • organization
  • pain
  • rat
  • trigeminothalamic projections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Clinical Neurology

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