- What type of cutaneous receptor enables you to feel an insect crawling through your hair on your arms? What cutaneous receptor type enables you to palpate a patient’s pulse? What type enables a blind person to read braille?
2.Janet has terminal ovarian cancer and is in severe pain that has not yielded to any other treatment. A neurosurgeon performs an anterolateral cordotomy, cutting across the anterolateral region of her lumbar spinal cord. Explain the rationale of this treatment, what areas are affected its possible side effects.
3. What would be the benefit of a drug that blocks the receptors for the chemical called ‘substance P’?