Contribution of unmyelinated afferents from the sural nerve to spinal reflex activity

Gary A. Iwamoto, Hiroshi Ryu, Irving H. Wagman

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Abstract

Ipsilateral ventral root reflexes evoked from electrical stimulation of the sural nerve were studied in an attempt to determine if the C or unmyelinated afferent fibers give rise to motor reflex responses because uncertainties in this area have persisted. Appropriate blocking techniques were utilized to isolate C fiber afferent barrages. Evidence was produced that a component of ipsilateral ventral root reflexes (including flexor reflexes) can be evoked solely with a C fiber afferent volley.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-267
Number of pages8
JournalExperimental Neurology
Volume62
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience

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