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2024 Jun 18

J Oral Rehabil


β-adrenergic receptor activation decreases the mechanical sensitivity of rat masticatory muscle afferent fibres.


Cairns BE, He N


Activation of β adrenergic receptors reduces cutaneous mechanical pain thresholds in rats. While β adrenergic receptor activation may contribute to mechanisms that underlie temporomandibular joint pain, its effect on masticatory muscle pain sensitivity is uncertain.