Experientia

, Volume 31, Issue 8, pp 944–945 | Cite as

New observations on the representation of the eye muscle proprioception within the descending trigeminal nucleus

  • E. Manni
  • G. Palmieri
  • R. Marini
  • V. E. Pettorossi
Specialia Physiologica

Summary

Units responding to stretch of single extraocular muscles were found in the bulbar and cervical portion of the descending trigeminal nucleus of the lamb. The electrolysis of these bulbar sites provoked degeneration of nervous fibres which could be followed till the first cervical segment of the spinal cord.

Keywords

Spinal Cord Nervous Fibre Extraocular Muscle Trigeminal Nucleus Cervical Segment 

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Manni
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Palmieri
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Marini
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. E. Pettorossi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di Fisiologia UmanaUniversità Cattolica del S. CuoreRomaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Anatomia degli animali domestici dell'Università di SassariItaly

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