Gate control in dorsal horn
Gate control / dorsal horn
Transmission of the pain signal in the dorsal horn is supposed to be subject to various modulatory influences (the gate control theory (Melzack and Wall, 1965)).
The transmission neuron receives input from nociceptive neurons
Rubbing a painful area is really useful, because the Aδ-neurons, which inhibit the transmission cell, are then stimulated.
Gray matter is composed of myelinated axons.