A method of implantation of bipolar electrodes for stimulation of nerves in a long-term experiment
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A simple technique is described for preparation of electrodes for implantation into nerves and a description is given of a device for connecting them with the stimulator. The arrangement prevents infection via the electrodes in the long-term experiment, and can be used as an alternative to bringing the leads straight out through the skin. The electrodes were implanted into the nerves of the outer ear and into the superior cervical sympathetic ganglion of rabbits. There was no change in the stimulus threshold or of the temperature response of the ear during a period of three months, a result which indicated the functional integrity of the nerves and the ganglion into which the electrodes were implanted.
KeywordsPublic Health Temperature Response Simple Technique Functional Integrity Sympathetic Ganglion
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