How is Pain Produced? > Peripheral Mechanisms

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Intense crushing of normal tissues by application of a tight rubber ring:

This stimulates nociceptors by allowing calcium (calcium) to enter the receptor to produce electrical signals (action potentials). These signals () travel along the nerve into the spinal cord (central nervous system).


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                                            Revised: 20-10-08