Distribution of the central terminals of cutaneous primary afferents innervating a small skin patch: The existence of somatotopically inappropriate projections

Meyers D.E.R., Wilson P. and Snow P.J. (1984) Distribution of the central terminals of cutaneous primary afferents innervating a small skin patch: The existence of somatotopically inappropriate projections. Neuroscience Letters, 44 2: 179-185. doi:10.1016/0304-3940(84)90078-8


Author Meyers D.E.R.
Wilson P.
Snow P.J.
Title Distribution of the central terminals of cutaneous primary afferents innervating a small skin patch: The existence of somatotopically inappropriate projections
Journal name Neuroscience Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0304-3940
Publication date 1984-02-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0304-3940(84)90078-8
Volume 44
Issue 2
Start page 179
End page 185
Total pages 7
Subject 2800 Neuroscience
Abstract High frequency microstimulation was used to stimulate primary afferents innervating a small area of skin. The action potentials invading the central branches of group II afferents were observed in unaveraged and averaged recordings within somatotopically characterized regions of the dorsal horn. Results show that some afferents project to areas of the dorsal horn in which dorsal horn neurons have receptive fields distant from that of those afferents. Such afferents must therefore be considered as having somatotopically inappropriate projections to the dorsal horn. These projections are rostrally and/or caudally displaced from the somatotopically appropriate region.
Keyword cat
cutaneous primary afferents
dorsal horn
somatotopic organization
spinal cord
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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