The Identification and Function of Differentiation Antigens on Primary Sensory Neurons
The perception of different qualities of cutaneous stimuli depends, initially, on the activation of specific classes of primary sensory fibres that have their cell bodies located in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) (Iggo, 1973; Perl, 1983). Anatomical and physiological studies have shown that more than a dozen classes of cutaneous afferents can be identified by their peripheral receptive properties, axonal conduction velocity and central terminal organization (Brown, 1981, 1982; Perl, 1983).
KeywordsDorsal Root Ganglion Sensory Neuron Dorsal Horn Primary Sensory Neuron Superficial Dorsal Horn
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