CoboCards App FAQ & Wishes Feedback
Language: English Language
Sign up for free  Login

This flashcard is just one of a free flashcard set. See all flashcards!

All main topics / Biology / Neurobiology / Functional Neuroanatomy
In humans, injury of the spinal cord is often followed by a so-called “spinal shock”. What are the symptoms of a “spinal shock” and why does it occur in humans but not in mice?
•Spinal cord injury
•-> Neurons involved in reflex arcs no longer receive basal level of excitatory stimulation from brain.
•-> Become hyperpolarized and thus less responsive.
•Recovery is possible.
•A spinal shock does not occur in mice because reflex circuits are not controlled by the brain.
New comment
Flashcard info:
Author: szara
Main topic: Biology
Topic: Neurobiology
Published: 06.04.2010




Forgot password?
Deutsch  English