Processing of Sensory Information in the Superficial Dorsal Horn of the Spinal Cord

  • F. Cervero
  • G. J. Bennett
  • P. M. Headley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Superficial Dorsal Horn

    1. Fernando Cervero
      Pages 1-9
  3. Afferent Inputs to the Superficial Dorsal Horn

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. F. Cervero, G. J. Bennett, P. M. Headley
      Pages 13-13
    3. Y. Sugiura, N. Terui, Y. Hosoya, K. Kohno
      Pages 15-27
    4. Sally Lawson, Peter McCarthy, Pamela Waddell
      Pages 71-74
    5. Virginia S. Seybold, Mary M. Tuchscherer, Mary G. Garry
      Pages 75-81
    6. Hans-Georg Schaible, Bernd Heppelmann, Arthur D. Craig, Robert F. Schmidt
      Pages 89-93
    7. Tomosada Sugimoto, Satoshi Wakisaka, Motohide Takemura, Masaharu Aoki
      Pages 95-98
    8. Gunnar Grant
      Pages 103-105
  4. Receptive Field Properties of Lamina I Neurons

  5. Spinal and Supraspinal Outputs from the Superficial Dorsal Horn

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. F. Cervero, G. J. Bennett, P. M. Headley
      Pages 179-179
    3. Jens Schouenborg
      Pages 239-243
  6. Development and Plasticity in the Superficial Dorsal Horn

  7. Neurotransmitters and Peptides in the Superficial Dorsal Horn

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. P. Max Headly
      Pages 327-330
    3. A. W. Duggan, C. R. Morton, I. A. Hendry, W. D. Hutchison
      Pages 347-363
    4. M. A. Ruda, L. Cohen, S. Shiosaka, O. Takahashi, B. Allen, E. Humphrey et al.
      Pages 383-394
    5. P. J. Hope, N. El-Yassir, S. M. Fleetwood-Walker, R. Mitchell
      Pages 399-402
    6. S. P. Hunt
      Pages 403-404
  8. Superficial Dorsal Horn Changes Following Peripheral Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. Patrick D. Wall
      Pages 407-413
    3. J. M. Besson, M. C. Lombard, J. M. Zajac, D. Besse, M. Peschanski, B. P. Roques
      Pages 415-428

About this book


This book constitutes the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held in El Escorial (Spain) from 22 -27 May 1988 with the title Processing of sensory information in the superficial dorsal hom of the spinal cord. Included in the book are reports of most of the main lectures given at the meeting, section introductions written by each session Chairman, section reports compiled by session rapporteurs and some short papers invited from authors of communications given in poster form. The latter were selected on the basis of being immediately relevant to the topic of the workshop and of originating from a laboratory not represented by the main speakers. All in all we believe that the reader can get a fair idea of the structure and general character of this Workshop. The overall aim of the meeting was to review the current state of knowledge on the role of the superficial dorsal horn of the mammalian spinal cord as a nucleus of relay and modulation of the somatic and visceral sensory input to the central nervous system. In this context, the contribution of this spinal cord region to the appreciation of pain was a central topic of discussion. Over the last decade there has been a considerable increase in anatomical, physiological and neurochemical studies of the superficial dorsal horn.


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Editors and affiliations

  • F. Cervero
    • 1
  • G. J. Bennett
    • 2
  • P. M. Headley
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Bristol Medical SchoolBristolUK
  2. 2.National Institute of Dental Research National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.University of Bristol Medical SchoolBristolUK

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