Pentobarbital: The Influence on Somatosensory Conduction in the Rat

  • D. Claus
  • W. Weitbrecht
  • B. Neundörfer


Somatosensory nerve conduction was measured in 13 male Wistar rats repeatedly while the animals were awaking from a Barbiturate narcosis. The peripheral, spinal and lemniscal sensory volley conduction was examined simultaneously at 20-min intervals. The Barbiturate narcosis did not influence the volley conduction in the peripheral nerve, but the spinal and intralemniscal sensory volley conduction was affected. The Barbiturate caused a conduction delay which was more pronounced in the central sections of the sensory pathway.


Conduction Delay Medial Lemniscus Spinal Cord Monitoring Postsynaptic Structure Nucleus Gracilis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Claus
    • 1
  • W. Weitbrecht
  • B. Neundörfer
  1. 1.Neurologische KlinikUniversität ErlangenErlangenGermany

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