Effect of chronic L-dopa or melatonin treatments after dopamine deafferentation
in rats: Dyskinesia, motor performance, and cytological analysis.
and conditioned pecking in pigeons.
Vestibular evoked potentials in human neck muscles before and after unilateral vestibular deafferentation
of the septo-hippocampal pathway in rats as a model of the metabolic events in Alzheimer's disease.
The cause of pseudoathetosis is significant proprioceptive deafferentation
at any stage of the sensory pathway from peripheral sensory nerves to the parietal cortex.
Timofeev, "Partial cortical deafferentation
promotes development of paroxysmal activity," Cerebral Cortex, vol.
Other patients have pain associated with small fiber deafferentation
in whom pain and temperature sensation are profoundly impaired but light moving mechanical stimuli can often produce severe pain (allodynia).
At the spinal level, amputation induces a state of deafferentation
silence, or at the very least disorganization, with abnormal discharges from neuromas and the dorsal root ganglia that have been disrupted .
On the relation between sensory deafferentation
, pain and thalamic activity in Wallenberg's syndrome: a PET-scan study before and after motor cortex stimulation.
Leonhardt M, Hrupka BJ, Langhans W: Subdiaphragmatic vagal deafferentation
fails to block the anorectic effect of hydroxycitrate.
1991) found that the somatosensory cortex not only undergoes remarkable reorganization after long-term deafferentation
, but that the cortical area originally corresponding to the hand is taken over by sensory input to the lower facial region, which is topographically just below the hand on the homunculus.
Sur and others showed that deafferentation
of the medial geniculate nucleus (MGN) in newborn ferrets leads to ingrowth of retinal fibers to form novel retino-MGN projections and subsequently leading to induction of visual orientation in the auditory cortex.