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What structures are involved in the transduction of pain signals?
sensory nerve endings, nociceptors
What neurons are in the ventral horn of the spinal cord?
-interneurons and motor neurons that control skeletal muscle activity
Which spinal cord receptors are excitatory? (mark all that apply)
a, c, d
Which spinal cord receptors are inhibitory? (mark all that apply)
What are some changes associated with central sensitization?
-expansion of receptive field size
-increased magnitude and duration of response
-reduction in threshold
What is the benefit of inhibiting Cox-1 and Cox-2?
prevents the conversion of arachidonic acid into prostanoids (if left unchecked, will produce multiple inflammatory mediators)
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