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