Visceral Sensation

Edited by

  • F. Cervero
  • J.F.B. Morrison

The volume reviews those aspects of the neural mechanisms of visceral sensation which have been the subject of recent experimental studies. Three introductory chapters, written by outstanding experts in the field, review basic ideas and concepts about visceral sensation. Further papers are divided into those that discuss visceral afferent systems and those that deal with CNS organisation of visceral sensory pathways. Both newcomers and scientists currently working in the field will find this an excellent review, and inspiration for further research.
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Book information

  • Published: January 1986
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-80757-1

Table of Contents

List of contributors. Preface. Section I. Basic ideas on visceral sensation. 1. The visceral sensations - some basic mechanisms (A.S. Paintal). 2. Clinical approach to visceral sensation (P. Procacci, M. Zoppi and M. Maresca). 3. Afferent C-fibres and visceral sensation (A. Iggo). Section II. Visceral afferent systems. 4. Sensory innervation of the heart (A. Malliani, F. Lombardi and M. Pagani). 5. Sensory innervation of the lungs and airways (J.G. Widdicombe). 6. Vagal afferent innervation of the gastrointestinal tract (P.L.R. Andrews). 7. Functional properties of spinal visceral afferents supplying abdominal and pelvic organs, with special emphasis on visceral nociception (W. Janig and J.F.B. Morrison). 8. Sensory innervation of reproductive organs (T. Kumazawa). 9. Neurochemistry of visceral afferent neurones (G.J. Dockray and K.A. Sharkey). 10. Pharmacological aspects of visceral sensory receptors (H. Higashi). Section III. Central Nervous System mechanisms of visceral sensation. 11. Spinal cord projections and neuropeptides in visceral afferent neurones (W.C. De Groat). 12. Somatic and visceral sensory integration in the thoracic spinal cord (F. Cervero and J.E.H. Tattersall). Visceral inputs to sensory pathways in the spinal cord (W.D. Willis Jr.). 14. Neural mechanisms of cardiac pain (R.D. Foreman, R.W. Blair and W.S. Ammons). 15. Sensory-motor integration in urinary bladder function (S.B. McMahon). 16. Spinal cord integration of visceral sensory systems and sympathetic nervous system reflexes (W. Janig). 17. Brainstem control of visceral afferent pathways in the spinal cord (B.M. Lumb). 18. Brainstem integration of cardiovascular and pulmonary afferent activity (D. Jordan and K.M. Spyer). Subject index.