Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Abnormal Ureteric Peristalsis in Stone Rats

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_17


A marked increase in amplitude of phasic contractions (such that the intraureter pressure reaches levels likely to be sufficient to activate ureteric nociceptors) associated with a decrease in rate of contractions, and a reduced basal tone compared to peristalsis seen in normal rats.

 Visceral Pain Model, Kidney Stone Pain

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