Table 3.

Summary of estrous changes in responses of NG neurons to hindquarter skin and pelvic visceral stimulation

Cervix pressureVaginal distentionUterus distentionColon distentionBrush of perineum, hip, tailBrush of foot, leg, abdomen
Magnitude of responsegreatest in P
Response shifts from inhibition to excitationP → ED → P
Latency shifts from long to shortP → ED → P
  • —, Not tested; ∅, no change.