Studies on the identification and synaptic properties of primary afferent neurotransmitters have been concentrated either on the Ia-motoneurone synapse, as a paradigm of CNS neurotransmission, or on the transmission from nociceptive primary afferents in the dorsal horn, for the logical reason that control of transmission at this site would be a potentially highly effective means for eliciting analgesia.


Dorsal Root Ganglion Dorsal Horn Excitatory Amino Acid Primary Afferent Depolarization Neuroscience Letter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Max Headly
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of Bristol, School of Medical SciencesBristolUK

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