Chapter 12. Initiation of Impulses by Mechanosensory Nerve Terminals

  1. A. V. S. de Reuck M.Sc., D.I.C., A.R.C.S. and
  2. Julie Knight B.A.
  1. M. Sato and
  2. M. Ozeki

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470715338.ch12

Ciba Foundation Symposium - Touch, Heat and Pain

Ciba Foundation Symposium - Touch, Heat and Pain

How to Cite

Sato, M. and Ozeki, M. (1966) Initiation of Impulses by Mechanosensory Nerve Terminals, in Ciba Foundation Symposium - Touch, Heat and Pain (eds A. V. S. de Reuck and J. Knight), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470715338.ch12

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, Kumamoto University Medical School, Kumamoto

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1966

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714829

Online ISBN: 9780470715338

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Keywords:

  • nerve terminal;
  • myelin sheath;
  • central core;
  • mechanical system;
  • connective tissue

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Site of Impulse Initiation

  • Summation of Generator Currents

  • Blocking of the Impulse

  • Depression of the Receptor Potential by a Preceding Impulse

  • Nodal Impulse During Generation of the Receptor Potential

  • Depression of the Initiation of Impulses During Repetitive Mechanical Stimuli

  • Sustained Depolarization of the Terminal By A Maintained Compression

  • The Off-Response : Hyperpolarization of the Terminal

  • The Generator Process at the Terminal

  • Summary

  • References

  • Discussion