BT_PM 1.1 Anatomy of sensory pathways

I had a Bier’s block for my recent operation – old fashioned, very effective and not examinable in the primary exam😉. I’ve already asked some statements related to local anaesthetics and nerve conduction, so today some statements related to pain pathways.

BT_PM 1.1 Describe the anatomy of the sensory pathways with particular reference to pain sensation

The spinothalamic tracts are in the dorsal column TRUE/FALSE

Primary afferent neurons synapse in the dorsal root ganglion TRUE/FALSE

C-fibres synapse in the substantia gelatinosa TRUE/FALSE

Pain and temperature fibres decussate at the level of the medulla TRUE/FALSE

C-fibres are unmyelinated TRUE/FALSE

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