Selective neurotoxic action of capsaicin on glomerular C-type terminals in rat substantia gelatinosa
This study demonstrates that capsaicin exerts a selective neurotoxic action to induce degeneration of glomerular C-type nerve terminals in adult rats. Since the C terminals may be essential components of the circuitryfor modulation of pain, it is suggested that capsaicin induced analgesia is the result of this neurotoxic action. Â© 1981.
Palermo, N. and Brown, H. Keith, "Selective neurotoxic action of capsaicin on glomerular C-type terminals in rat substantia gelatinosa" (1981). PCOM Scholarly Papers. 1284.