Role of the right vagal nerve trunk in antinociception.


Journal Article

Activation of the cardiopulmonary reflex arc by volume expansion results in antinociception of the tail-flick response to radiant heat, and this antinociception can be attenuated by resection of the right vagal nerve trunk. Resection of the right vagal nerve trunk also attenuates foot-shock induced analgesia ( FSIA ), but this vagal influence appears to be qualitatively different from that produced by volume expansion. These findings indicate that pain perception is modulated by cardiovascular input.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Maixner, W; Randich, A

Published Date

  • April 30, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 298 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 374 - 377

PubMed ID

  • 6326956

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6326956

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-8993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0006-8993(84)91441-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands